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January 16, 2017
(Joh 17:20-23) And
not for them only do I pray, but for them also who through their word
shall believe in me. That they all may be one, as thou, Father, in me,
and I in thee; that they also may be one in us: that the world may
believe that thou hast sent me. And the glory which thou hast given me,
I have given to them: that, they may be one, as we also are one. I in
them, and thou in me: that they may be made perfect in one: and the
world may know that thou hast sent me and hast loved them, as thou hast
also loved me.
POPE FRANCIS PRAYER VIDEO:
“That all Christians may be faithful to the Lord’s teaching by striving
with prayer and fraternal charity to restore ecclesial communion and by
collaborating to meet the challenges facing humanity.”
SAINT POPE JOHN PAUL II:
These brothers and sisters (Protestants) promote love and veneration
for the Sacred Scriptures, calling upon the Holy Spirit, they seek in
these Sacred Scriptures God as he speaks to them in Christ, the One
whom the prophets foretold, God’s Word made flesh for us. In the
Scriptures they contemplate the life of Christ, as well as the
teachings and the actions of the Divine Master on behalf of the
salvation of all, in particular the mysteries of his Death and
Resurrection … They affirm the divine authority of the Sacred Books.
(Ut Unum Sint 66)
CATHOLIC REGISTER: Pope Francis continues to champion Christian unity and interfaith dialogue in 2017
CATHOLIC WORLD REPORT: Two Patron Saints of Christian Unity
USCCB: Week of Prayer for Christian Unity January 18-25, 2017
The theme of this year's Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is
"Reconciliation-The Love of Christ Compels Us." (cf. 2 Cor 5:14-20).
According to Graymoor Ecumenical & Interreligious Institute
(GEII). . . , "it was in the context of the Reformation Anniversary
that the Council of Churches in Germany took up the work of creating
the resources for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2017. It
quickly became clear that the materials for this Week of Prayer for
Christian Unity would need to have two accents: on the one hand, there
should be a celebration of God's love and grace, the 'justification of
humanity through grace alone', reflecting the main concern of the
churches marked by Martin Luther's Reformation. On the other hand, the
materials should also recognize the pain of the subsequent deep
divisions which afflicted the Church, openly name the guilt, and offer
an opportunity to take steps toward reconciliation."
The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity has a history of over 100 years
. . . , in which Christians around the world have taken part in an
octave of prayer for visible Christian unity. By annually observing
the WPCU, Christians move toward the fulfillment of Jesus' prayer at
the Last Supper "that they all may be one." (cf. John 17:21)
In preparation for the WPCU, ecumenical partners in a particular region
were asked to prepare a basic text on a biblical theme. Then an
international group organized through the World Council of Churches
(WCC) and The Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity edited
this text. . . i which was jointly published by the Pontifical Council
for Promoting Christian Unity. . . and WCC, through their Commission on
Faith and Order. . . . The WCC accompanied the entire production
process of the text. The final material was sent to member churches and
Roman Catholic dioceses, and they were invited to translate the text
and contextualize it for their own use.
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of Divine Ascent excerpt: Step 9- "On remembrance of wrongs"
5. He who has obtained love has banished revenge;
but he who nurses enmities stores up for himself untimely labours.
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