Octave for Christian Unity 2019

Octave for Christian Unity 2019

January 19, 2019 0 By BLACKCATHOLIC

Yesterday began what is called the Octave of Christian Unity – the set of eight days in which the Church offers up prayers with Jesus’ prayer that we “might all be one.” It runs from January 18-25, so it’s not too late to jump on it (I remembered and jumped on it today, in fact).
Here’s more on the Octave:

http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/ecumenical-and-interreligious/events/week-of-prayer-for-christian-unity.cfm

http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/pontifical_councils/chrstuni/weeks-prayer-doc/rc_pc_chrstuni_doc_20180621_week-prayer-2019_en.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Week_of_Prayer_for_Christian_Unity

I suppose there are probably a number of prayers you could pray. I, myself, prefer the one found in my Daily Missal by Midwest Theological Forum (pictured) because it stresses the essentialness of the Petrine unity. Pray that all separated brethren might come back to full union with God’s One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church!

English text from image above:

May they all be one, as you, Father, are in me, and I in you; so that the world may come to believe that it is you who has sent me:

V. You are Peter.
R. And it is upon this rock that I will build my Church.

Let us pray.

Lord Jesus Christ, who said to your Apostles: Peace I leave you, my peace I give you, look not on our sins, but on the faith of your Church, and graciously grant her peace and unity in accordance with your will.

R. Amen.

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