More information here and on the Worship & Liturgy blog, here.
The annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, January
18-25, is as a pivotal event in the life of Seattle University’s School of
Theology and Ministry. During this week,
the churches of the world challenge us to think about what it means to be the
one body of Christ – already, and to pray that our unity might be
more visible and tangible – not yet fully. We unite in prayer with people around the world,
we consider how we stand together, we ask ourselves what it means to be one in
Christ, what the gifts of our diversity might be, what the sin of our disunity
has meant for all the people of the world, Christian and non-Christian.
The Week of Prayer is especially important at Seattle University's School of Theology and Ministry, for it
helps focus our understanding of the distinctive pattern of ecumenical faith
formation this school offers. For
centuries, Christians have spent an inordinate amount of time articulating what
distinguishes one group of Christians from the others. This one week of the year, at least, we ask all
to dig deeply down into what we have in common and how we stand in unity with
those of us who experience injustice and discrimination often unseen or unfelt
in our particular ecclesial communities.
The call to pray together rings loud and clear during this Week, as our
unity is most truly expressed when we are actively, physically in one another’s
presence while we pray in common.
Once again in 2013, the School will collaborate with the
Church Council of Greater Seattle and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle
in observing the week here in the Puget Sound region. Adapting resources prepared by the Christian
churches in India for the World Council of Churches, the theme for the week is:
“Walking,” based on the biblical text from Micah 6: what is required of you
“but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your
God?” Many special events are being
planned to extend this theme; you are invited to them all.
Don’t miss taking this week-long walk! More information here and on the Worship & Liturgy blog, here.
Taylor, Ph.D. - Director of Worship Jan Cherry,
M.Div. - Ecumenical Liturgical Coordinator For more information on Worship & Liturgy year-round, visit the webpage here.
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