The 2015 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity officially began in Edmonton on Sunday, January 18. In Edmonton, an ecumenical opening service was planned for Braemar Baptist Church, 7407 - 98 Avenue, at 7 p.m.
Worship materials for the 2015 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity have been prepared by ecumenical leaders from Brazil, and activities for the week are meant to have a distinctly Brazilian flavour. At Edmonton City Hall, a public display about the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity includes a number of Brazilian items and will be available for viewing all month.
The theme for the 2015 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is inspired by the encounter between Jesus and the Samaritan woman (John 4:7), an encounter that invites us to try water from a different well and also to offer a little water of our own. In diversity, we enrich each other.
The Week is a privileged moment for prayer, encounter and dialogue. It is an opportunity to recognize the richness and value that are present in the other, the different, and to ask God for the gift of unity.