The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is an ecumenical Christian observance in the Christian Calendar that is celebrated internationally. It is kept annually between Ascension Day and Pentecost in the Southern Hemisphere and between 18 January and 25 January in the Northern Hemisphere.
It is an octave, that is, an observance lasting eight days. The theme for this year, 2021, was prepared by the Monastic Community of Grandchamp in Switzerland.
They chose a theme based on John 15:1-17: Abide in my love and you shall bear much fruit.
Please pray for Mildmay where we care for persons of all faiths and none, treating all as suggested in our mission statement which is also based on John’s gospel, ’that they may have life and have it in all its fullness”.
You may be interested to know that each year we have always marked this Week of Prayer in our chapel at Mildmay. However, as you know, we are restricted by Covid regulations during this third lockdown.
We pray during this Octave of Unity that Mildmay will continue to be of service to our HIV, Homeless and Covid clients.
Header image by Rosie Fraser