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Strong turnout for final service of Christian Unity Week

The final service of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity was held on the evening of January 24 at the Community Church Hong Kong in Sheung Wan, with strong participation of both Catholic and Protestant Christians. 
 
The hour-long English worship featured music, prayers and a sermon on the theme, Your Right Hand, Lord, Was Majestic in Power (Exodus 15:6). The event was co-sponsored by the Hong Kong Christian Council and the Catholic Diocesan Ecumenical Commission.
 

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Christians called to unite their voices

HONG KONG (SE): Kicking off the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity with the theme, Your right hand, O Lord, glorious in power (Exodus 15:6), some 300 people came together for a joint ecumenical communion service and breakfast fellowship at the Methodist Church in Wanchai on January 18.
 
Representatives from the Protestant, Anglican, Orthodox and Catholic Churches led the congregation in prayer and song, proclaiming the scriptures and confessing the Nicene Creed.
 

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What divides and unifies Chinese Christians?

HONG KONG (UCAN): January 18 marked the start of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, which is promoted by both the World Council of Churches in Geneva and the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity in Rome.

Michel Chambon, a French Catholic theologian pursuing a doctorate in anthropology at Boston University in the United States of America, asks what it holds for Churches and developing Christian communities in China.

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Christian Unity Week marked in Hong Kong

HONG KONG (SE): The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity was marked this year from January 18 to 25. The Catholic diocese hosted the official ecumenical prayer services in Hong Kong with an English-language gathering at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Wan Chai on January 20 and Cantonese-language liturgy at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on January 24.

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Christian Unity a call to a greater harmony between people and the universe

Hong Kong (SE): The annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will be celebrated in Hong Kong this year from January 18 to 26 under the theme Called to proclaim the mighty acts of God (1 Peter 2:9).

These are the traditional dates proposed for the northern hemisphere by Father Paul Wattson in 1908, because they link the feasts of St. Peter and St. Paul, and are therefore bear symbolic significance.

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Unity week: truth and dignity

Pope Francis will pass through the Holy Door at St. Paul Outside-the Walls in Rome, during an ecumenical service on the feast of the Conversion of St. Paul the Apostle on January 25, at the conclusion of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity,