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  • Week of Prayer for Christian Unity:

    Posted on February 5, 2018

    Winnipeg Christian communities participate every year in the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. This special ecumenical week is international in scope and held every year from 18-25 of January. It has roots in the Octave for Christian Unity, founded in 1908 and took its present form under the influence of the Greymoor Franciscan Friars in New York. The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is an important part of the development of the ecumenical movement in modern times and has been part of the Winnipeg church environment for many years. This year the week’s celebrations were prepared by Christians in the Caribbean Islands. They chose the Song of Moses and Miriam (Exodus 15:1-21) as the Scriptural motif for all of the events. During each day of the week an event is held in a different church in the city. I attended the evening event at Westworth United Church along with many church leaders from the City of Winnipeg.
     
     
    Group photo of church leaders in Winnipeg who attended the Westworth United Church event.
     
     
    Photo of the pre-ecumenical service event at Westworth United Church – Caribbean dancers are off to the side.

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