Christian Unity Week January 18th – 25th


The theme for the 2021 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is ‘Abide in my Love…You Shall Bear Much Fruit’. It was discerned by the Monastic Community of Grandchamp in Switzerland and finds its origins in the Gospel of John (John 15:5-9).


Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2021

18th to 25th January marks the Octave of Prayer for Christian Unity. This year’s Liturgy was prepared by the monastic community of sisters in Grandchamp, Switzerland, who draw much from the spirit of the Taize Community. Obviously, the Covid-19 pandemic has limited our options for marking this week in 2021 but we are encouraged to pray together in our homes and, if possible, via online means. For prayer and other resources attached are three resources that we hope will help you find prayers you could include each day of the Octave in your parish liturgy, a simplified prayer in the home, and the entire text ‘as Gaeilge’. This year’s Inaugural Service, hosted by Christ Church Rathgar Presbyterian and organised by the Dublin Council of Churches, will be available as a pre-recorded You Tube featuring participants from 14 Christian denominations in the Dublin area.  You can watch here:

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