Friday, June 10, 2011

AUSTRALIA: THEME FOR WEEK OF PRAYER FOR UNITY

DIOCESE OF PARRAMATTA REPORT: The theme for the 2011 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity - "One in the Apostles' Teaching, Fellowship, Breaking of Bread and Prayer" - invites Christians everywhere to pause and reflect on our relationship to the mother Church of Jerusalem and our own journeys of faith.

Prepared by Christians in Jerusalem, the theme and prayers for the Week of Prayer (5-12 June) celebrate the origins of the first church in Jerusalem. It is a call for inspiration and renewal, a return to the essentials of the faith - and a time to remember when the church was still one.

There is a journey of faith each of us can take over the eight days of the Week of Prayer. Day 7 (Saturday 11 June) takes us beyond the four elements of unity, as the Jerusalem church joyfully proclaims the Resurrection even while it bears the pain of the Cross.

The Resurrection of Jesus is for Christians in Jerusalem today hope and strength that enables them to remain constant in their witness, working for freedom and peace in the City of Peace.

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