Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Jesus said to her: ‘Give me a drink’

Resource Kit

Download the entire WPCU 2015 resource kit, including posters, bulletins, a formatted order of service, and more.

Let us know about your WPCU 2015 service, and what we can do to improve the materials. Fill out our WPCU feedback form.

Order print copies of the kit directly from the Canadian Council of Churches using this form.

You can also see the web versions of the written resources by using the navigation on the right hand side of this page.

A donation of $10 for each resource will cover the cost of production and support the ongoing work of the CCC and our vision for Christian unity.  Support ecumenism in Canada by donating today.

January 18th to 25th, 2015 – Why This Week

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is held from January 18 to 25, each year.  This eight day period (AKA an “octave”)—first proposed by the Franciscan Fr. Paul Wattson in 1908—begins with the feast of the confession of St. Peter and ends with the feast of the conversion of St. Paul.

By finding ways to pray together during this week, we join with all people around the world who are praying, reflecting, studying, and even eating and drinking together to celebrate and pray for Christian unity.

The materials on this website are designed to help you not only during the Week itself, but throughout the year. Let them help you find ways to express the degree of communion already given to the churches, and to pray together that we may be more fully united one with another, and all of us with Christ.

The Canadian Writing Team

The theme and a focus biblical text are prepared by an international joint committee of the World Council of Churches and the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. National and regional councils of churches work to adapt and add to these resources as appropriate to their local context. The Canadian resources are produced by an ecumenical Writing Team coordinated by The Canadian Council of Churches’ Commission on Faith and Witness.

The team, made up of members from constituent churches of the CCC, meets in February and April to prepare the text and adapt the worship service for Canadian churches for the following year.

For more information, please email Maria Simakova, Coordinator for the Commission on Faith and Witness.

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