Church Unity Octave:

Published on January 22, 2019

For many years these days, from the 18th to 25th January, have been designated as a week of prayer for unity among the Christian Churches. This follows the prayer of Jesus, ‘that they all may be one’. So, throughout the world the Christian Churches will be praying for and promoting unity. In the past we focused on our differences, on what kept us apart. Nowadays the focus has changed, to what we have in common. The theme chosen for this year’s week of prayer is ‘justice, only justice you shall pursue’. This is taken from the Book of Deuteronomy (chapter 16, verse 18). You will find information on this week on the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference website.