The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is traditionally observed from the 18 to 25 January – the octave of Saint Peter and Saint Paul. The theme chosen for 2016 is ‘Salt of the Earth’ which is inspired by the verses from Peter’s letter and Jesus’ metaphors of salt and light.
The 2016 resource material was prepared for worldwide use by the Christians of Latvia, and adapted by the Britain and Ireland writers group, based around the verses 1 Peter 2:9-10. Peter’s first letter is an encouragement to the newly baptised to live holy lives and to answer the calling shared by all the baptised to proclaim the mighty acts of the Lord.
The resource includes an order of service, daily reflections and background information. Some of the resources are available in the Irish language.
Order of Service (Irish language)
Reflections for the eight days of Christian Unity Week (Large file of 10MB)
Text only version of the file above WPCU-2016-English-8-Days-text-only
Reflections for the eight days of Christian Unity Week (Irish language version)
Click on the link to download a poster for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity WPCU-2016-Poster-English
For additional resources including powerpoints for use at gatherings please see the Church Together in Britain and Ireland website.
You are invited to support Christian Unity by posting unity messages and details of your events to the our Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Twitter wall – simply add the #wpcuwall hashtag to your Twitter post (note they take 15 minutes to appear). You can also find updates about the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity on Twitter by following the #wpcu2016 hashtag.