This year the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will be held 16-22 January.
‘We Saw His Star in the East’.
The story of the Magi visiting the Holy Family in Bethlehem is one very familiar to us. The Magi have sometimes been seen as a symbol of the world’s diversity – different religions and cultures – that comes to pay homage to the Christ-child. The story might therefore represent the unity of all created that God desires.
The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in 2022 has been prepared by the churches of the Middle East, the history of which was, and still is, characterised by conflict and strife, tainted with blood and darkened by injustice and oppression. The Christians of the Middle East offer these resources conscious that the world shares many of the travails and much of the difficulties that it experiences, and yearns for a light to lead the way to the Saviour who is the light that overcomes darkness.
In Utrecht the USRK and PIKU (Platform Intercultural Churches Utrecht) are cooperating with an opening service for Utrecht from the St Rafael’s Church in Overvecht on Saturday 15th January at 7.00 pm. This service will be a live stream only.
On the same evening there is also a National Prayer taking place. You can find how to join in from home through the Dutch website (link below).
Resources can be found on all these websites.