June 5 Pentecost Celebration of Christian Unity
– Cross-Canada Online Celebration of Prayer for Christian Unity: Abide in My Love
This Pentecost season, the Canadian Council of Churches and its ecumenical partners, the Canadian Centre for Ecumenism and the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism, invite you to a special Christian unity event::
Saturday, June 5, 1:00 to 2:00pm Saskatchewan
For over 100 years, the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (WPCU) has gathered Christians around the world in ecumenical prayer and fellowship.
While WPCU is traditionally celebrated January 18-25 in Canada, many communities have not been able to mark it this year because of COVID-19. The season of Pentecost is another traditional time for celebrating WPCU globally, and we warmly invite you to this special opportunity for Christians across Canada to gather and pray for unity on June 5, a date that falls between Western and Eastern Pentecost this year.
This year’s WPCU theme, Abide in My Love and You Shall Bear Much Fruit (John 15:5-9), calls us to nourish unity with God and with one another through prayer, contemplative silence, and common action.
Leaders from diverse Christian traditions in Canada will offer prayers and Scripture readings. The Rev. Michael Blair, General Secretary, General Council, The United Church of Canada, and His Eminence Gérald Cyprien Cardinal Lacroix, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Québec and Primate of Canada, will offer homiletic reflections.
This event is bilingual (English and French), with simultaneous translation in both languages.
Register on Eventbrite: https://wpcu-2021-spuc.eventbrite.ca
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Gathering as branches of Christ the True Vine, let us experience, and bear witness to, God’s abiding love during this season of Pentecost!