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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Beginning Of Week Of Prayer For Christian Unity


VATICAN CITY, 18 JAN 2011 (VIS) - The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is traditionally celebrated every year from 18 to 25 January.

The theme chosen for 2011 is: "One in the apostles' teaching, fellowship, breaking of bread and prayer" (cf. Acts 2:42).

Each day of the Week will have a different theme:

18 January: The Church in Jerusalem.
19 January: Many Members in One Body.
20 January: Devotion to the Apostles' Teaching Unites Us.
21 January: Sharing, an Expression of Our Unity.
22 January: Breaking the Bread in Hope.
23 January: Empowered to Action in Prayer.
24 January: Living in Resurrection Faith.
25 January: Called for the Service of Reconciliation.

In the basilica of St. Paul's Outside-the-Walls on Tuesday 25 January, Feast of the Conversion of the Apostle Paul, Benedict XVI will preside at the celebration of Vespers to mark the close of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.