Christians invited to join virtually in prayer for 54th Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
The theme for this year 2021, “Abide in my love and you shall bear much fruit,” is inspired by John 15: 5-9. It was chosen to express the Christian community’s vocation to pray and work for reconciliation and unity within the Church, our human family and all of creation.
You can find more information about the 2021 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity on the website of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian unity.
The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is traditionally observed annually from 18 – 25 January. However, in the southern hemisphere, where January is a vacation time, churches find another time during the year to celebrate it, for example around Pentecost which is also a symbolic time for the unity of the Church.
International resources for the 2021 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity have been prepared by the Monastic Community of Grandchamp in Switzerland, a group of religious sisters from different church traditions brought together by a common commitment to prayer and Christian unity.
Further information and preparatory material for the 2021 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity can be accessed on the website of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.