Praying for Unity in Rome

AJ Boyd has updated us on the activities occurring in Rome during this year’s Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, January 18-25. See AJ’s Blog, Pro Unione.

In Italy, since 1990, the national bishops’ conference has designated January 17 as a national day of reflection and exploration of Jewish-Christian dialogue.

Worldwide, January 18-25 is the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (WPCU), co-sponsored by the Holy See and the World Council of Churches. In one form or another, this has been celebrated since 1908.

•             There is a website with material in English and Spanish, including a history of the WPCU, here: http://www.geii.org/week_of_prayer_for_christian_unity/index.html.

•             In Italian there are some historical notes here: http://www.pro.urbe.it/att-act/i_sett-preg_2011g.html

•             Below is a a general calendar of all the related ecumenical or interreligious events scheduled in these days, and a list of the Catholic liturgies taking place at Santa Maria in Via Lata (not actually ecumenical, but demonstrating that Catholic unity does not mean Roman uniformity)

•             An invitation to a book presentation by Cardinal Walter Kasper, and a response by Cardinal Kurt Koc —  http://www.pro.urbe.it/att-act/i_conf-gen2012a.html

Thanks to AJ!

We also point out to our readers Resources for THE WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY and throughout the year, following this year’s theme, “We will all be changed by the Victory of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (cf. 1 Cor 15:51-58)

http://www.oikoumene.org/fileadmin/files/wcc-main/documents/p2/2011/WOP2012eng.pdf

Tuesday, 17 January

1730     Giornata di Riflessione Ebraico-Cristiana: La Sesta Parola: «NON UCCIDERAI»
S. E. Mons. Benedetto Tuzia Commissione diocesana per l’Ecumenismo e il Dialogo
Ecc.mo Rav Riccardo Di Segni Rabbino Capo della Comunità Ebraica di Roma
Prof. Mauro Cozzoli Professore Ordinario di Teologia Morale, Pont. Università Lateranense
Pontificia Universitá Lateranense, Aula Pio XI

Wednesday, 18 January

1730      The Encounter of the African Traditional Religions, Islam and Christianity in Northeastern Nigeria:
Toward a Contextual Theology of Interreligious Dialogue
Doctoral Defense of Rev. John Bogna Bakeni, Russell Berrie Alumnus
Pontificia Universitá San Tommaso, Aula X

1830       The Venerable English College – Celebration of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

1900      Celebrazione, Consulta delle Chiese Evangeliche Romane
Pastore Herbert Anders, Chiesa Luterana
S. E. Mons. Benedetto Tuzia Commissione diocesana per l’Ecumenismo e il Dialogo
Chiesa luterana, via Toscana 7

Thursday, 19 January

1600     Celebrazione ecumenica finlandese, festa di S. Enrico di Finlandia
S.E.R. Mons. Teemu Sippo, vescovo della diocesi cattolica di Helsinki.
Rev.mo Seppo Hakkinen, vescovo della diocesi evangelico-luterana di Mikkeli.
Basilica di Santa Maria Sopra Minerva

1630      Impulses of the Spirit: Promotion of Human Rights, Justice, and Peace since Vatican II
Rev. Drew Christiansen, SJ, editor-in-chief of America Magazine
Ecumenical Celebration of the Word
Canon David Richardson, ChStJ, Archbishop of Canterbury’s Representative to the Holy See
Monsignor Mark Langham, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity
Centro Pro Unione, Via del Anima 30 (Piazza Navona)

1830       Veglia Ecumenica Diocesana di Preghiera
Basilica Santa Maria in Trastevere

Friday, 20 January

1730      Vespri ecumenica
Rev.mo Seppo Hakkinen, vescovo della diocesi evangelico-luterana di Mikkeli
S.E. Teemu Sippo, vescovo della diocesi cattolica di Helsinki
S.E. Mons. Brian Farrell e Mons. Mathias  Türk.
Chiesa di S. Brigida, Piazza Farnese 96

Sunday, 22 January

1100      Catholic Eucharist with guest preacher,
Canon David Richardson, ChStJ, Archbishop of Canterbury’s Representative to the Holy See

Oratorio di San Francesco Saverio del Caravita

1830       Ecumenical Prayer Service/Churches Together in Rome
Prof.ssa Donna Orsuto, DSG, Preaching
Ponte Sant’Angelo Methodist Church, Piazza di Ponte Sant’Angelo

Tuesday, 24 January

1245      Anglican Eucharist
Anglican Center in Rome, Piazza del Collegio Romano 2

1830       Dialogo Interreligioso in Chiara Lubich e nel Movimento dei Focolari
Dott. Roberto Catalano, Centro Dialogo Interreligioso
Istituto Tevere – Centro pro Dialogo, Via di Monte Brianzo 82

Wednesday, 25 January

1730      Vespers at the Papal Basilica of San Paolo fuori le Mura
Pope Benedict XVI Solemn Closing of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

2000     Veglia di preghiera ecumenica
Mons. Charles Scicluna
Chiesa Santa Brigida, Piazza Farnese 96

Thursday, 26 January

1800      Chiesa Cattolica: Essenza – Realtà – Missione
Presentazione: Dott. Rosino Gibellini
Intervento: S.E.R. Cardinal Walter Kasper
Responso: S.E.R. Cardinal Kurt Koch
Centro Pro Unione, Via Santa Maria dell’Anima 30

BASILICA DI SANTA MARIA IN VIA LATA
Dal 18 al 25 gennaio 2012 Ore 20.00
Divina Liturgia nei vari riti cattolici orientali con la partecipazione dei Collegi Pontifici di Roma:

Mercoledì 18
Rito Bizantino-greco
Pont.Collegio Greco

Giovedì 19
Rito Bizantino-ucraino
Padri Basiliani di S. Giosafat

Venerdì 20
Rito Bizantino-romeno
Pont. Collegio Romeno

Sabato 21
Rito Siro-maronita
Ordine Maronita B.M.V.

Domenica 22
Rito Romano
S.E.M. Piero Marini

Lunedì 23
Rito Siro-malankarese
Pont. Collegio Damasceno

Martedì 24
Rito Armeno
Pont. Collegio Armeno

Mercoledì 25
Rito Etiopico
Pont. Collegio Etiopico

Basilica di S. Maria in Via Lata – Via del Corso, 306 – 00186 Roma

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