Week of Christian Unity on January, 2018: Hymn competition guidelines for 2008 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity?
Week of Christian Unity 2018. Day 6: Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2014 for Christian Unity 2014
The National Association of Pastoral Musicians and the Friars of the Atonement are sponsoring a competition for two liturgical songs in preparation for the centennial observance in 2008 of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. These songs are also intended to be sung at the 2007 NPM National Convention, at which the theme will be “That All May Be One.”
Composers and text writers are invited to submit entries in one or both of the following categories:
a new text and tune (refrain and verses) appropriate for singing during the Communion procession or the administration of the sacrament;
a new hymn text that may be sung using one or more familiar tunes.
Are you going to observe the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity?
I believe strongly about unity...it's so important at present time!
I'm a Catholic.
I felt into a crisis about Catholic-Orthodoxy issues, but i remain Catholic...
I love them...and i pray so strongly for Unity. To overpass every misunderstood things about faith and life!
God bless u all!!
Goodnight (from Italy)
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity starts on 18 January which is also World Religion Day - is there a conflict?
An important point about Christian unity is that denomination does not come into it. All those who belong to Christ, by faith, are united in the Holy Spirit's bond of peace. It's not a unity that can be manufactured. It is a given. Christians don't thank God half as much as they ought to for the wonderful unity that exists in the Body of Christ, His (world-wide) Church and in the glorious communion of the saints. Hebrews chapter 11 through to 12:14 would make the perfect foundation for a week of prayer about unity! That passage ends, "Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy, for without holiness no-one will see the Lord."
Is there a conflict between that week and that day? Not if those praying do so on the basis of such revealed truth and are not deceived by anything that minimises or seeks to ignore the gospel of sins forgiven God's way. Only God's way of reconciliation can work, and He did that through the cross of Christ. If Christians keep Christ and the cross central that week, they will do well.