News & Events
Jan 13, 2016
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: Jan 18 – 25
The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will begin in a few days, January 18-25, 2016, on the theme: Called to proclaim the mighty acts of God (1 Peter 2:9). The resources from the Holy See and the Canadian Council of Churches (CCC), in English and French, may be freely downloaded online. In 2015, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), through its Episcopal Commission for Christian Unity, Religious Relations with the Jews and Interfaith Dialogue, published a new popular resource, A Church in Dialogue, Catholic Ecumenical Commitment.
In Victoria, there will be two services to mark the beginning and end of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. The first, to open the Week, will be at Christ Church Cathedral on Sunday, January 17, 2016, at 4:30 PM. Bishop Gary Gordon will be the speaker. The second service, marking the conclusion of the Week, will be held on Sunday, January 24, 2016, at 3 PM at St. Andrew's Cathedral, with Bishop Logan McMenamie (Anglican Diocese of British Columbia) as the speaker. A reception will follow the closing service at St. Andrew's.