WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY
JANUARY 18–25, 2022
We saw the star in the East, and we came to worship Him.
(cf. Mathew 2:2)
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2022 Theme Announced
The theme for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in 2022 was selected by the Middle East Council of Churches and originates from the churches in Lebanon. Present times in Lebanon are extremely difficult and economically disastrous. All this combined with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have made the situation quite stressful. The power of prayer in solidarity with those who suffer is a demonstration of Christian unity and a sign of communion.
The theme, taken from the second chapter of the Gospel according to Matthew, is the Epiphany. Each year in January, the Church recalls the visit of the Magi to Bethlehem, highlighting God’s invitation to all of humanity to a new covenant in the Incarnation of Christ. In the Eastern Churches, Epiphany is joined to the mystery of the Baptism of Christ, a baptism all Christians hold in common as testimony to their faith in the Son of God.
Graymoor Ecumenical & Interreligious Institute, continuing the work of Servant of God, Fr. Paul Wattson and Mother Lurana White of Graymoor, is pleased to once again produce materials for the observance of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in the United States in English and Spanish. Please check our website, geii.org, for more information soon. We start providing materials in October.
Celebrate the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in your community from January 18-25, 2022. That they all may be one.