Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 18 – 25 January 2017

Wednesday 18 January sees the begin of this year’s Week of Prayer for Christian Unity; on this day the Anglicans in the Diocese in Europe are asked to pray for those celebrating the 500th anniversary of the start of the Reformation and give thanks for the various agreements of full communion between Anglican and Lutheran Churches around the world.   The Anglican Centre in Rome, which works to promote unity in a divided world, has produced a prayer card for the entire week up until Wednesday 25 January, which can be downloaded here:


In Strasbourg there will be an ecumenical service for the Esplanade Catholic churches and Eglise St Mathieu (Protestante), at Christ Ressuscité (4 rue de Palerme) on Sunday 22 January at 10.30 a.m.

The diocese offers this prayer for the week:

O God, it is your will to hold heaven and earth in a single peace. Let the design of your great love shine on the scandal of our divisions: give peace and unity to your church, peace among nations, peace in our homes, peace in our hearts. Amen