Methodists Celebrate Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Date Posted: 1/18/2014

At least once a year, many Christians become aware of the great diversity of ways of adoring God. Hearts are touched, and people realize that their neighbours' ways are not so strange.

The event that touches off this special experience is something called the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Traditionally celebrated between 18-25 January (in the northern hemisphere) or at Pentecost (in the southern hemisphere), the Week of Prayer enters into congregations and parishes all over the world. Pulpits are exchanged, and special ecumenical celebrations and prayer services are arranged.

As celebrations for the beginning of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begin in the Northern Hemisphere, the World Methodist Council would like to share with you some thoughts on Christian Unity and Ecumenism by Alexandre Quintino, a member of the Methodist Church of Brazil who served as a steward during the 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches. Learn More