Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

The week of Jan. 18-25 is the annual observance of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. The theme chosen for 2018 is “Your Right Hand, O Lord, Glorious in Power” (Exodus 15:6).

Throughout this week, join Christians everywhere in praying “that they may all be one” joining our prayer with that of the Lord Jesus Christ.

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity has a 100-year history, beginning in 1908. The octave begins with the feast of the Chair of St. Peter (Jan. 18) and ends on the feast of the Conversion of St. Paul (Jan. 25). Pope Pius X gave his blessing to the Church Unity Octave and in 1916, Pope Benedict XV extended its observance to the universal Church.

For more information visit the theme page.