The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is celebrated annually around the world in January. The roots of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity go back to the 1800s; it is one of the oldest, most widely observed ecumenical events in the world.

Finding ways to pray together during this week means that we are in harmony with people around the world, which brings its own graces; in this way, we join with all who are praying, reflecting, studying, and even eating and drinking together to celebrate and pray for Christian unity.

In the Archdiocese of Edmonton, the Week of Prayer is celebrated from January 22 to 29, in order that two Sundays are included.

Opening Service on Sunday, January 22

All are invited to to enjoy the sharing warmth of a very special service, where we pray together in Christian harmony for peace in our troubled world.

7 p.m., Sunday, January 22
Knox Metropolitan United Church
8307 – 109 Street, Edmonton

Join us for refreshments after the service!

We will all be changed by the Victory of our Lord Jesus Christ
(cf. 1 Cor 15:51-58)

Ways to Celebrate

Download the Resource Kit for the 2012 Week of Prayer for readings, prayers and other ideas to help you celebrate the week in your own parish or community.