Lviv (Jan 20, 2009) - On January 21, 2010, at 5 p.m. in the chapel of Ukrainian Catholic University, Sventsitskoho Str. 17, an interdenominational prayer will take place. The event will be conducted as part of the worldwide Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, which takes place from January 18 to 25.

Representatives of different churches and Christian communities of Lviv will take part in the prayer.  The program of the meeting includes a joint prayer, informal conversation with coffee and sweets, and a performance of a pantomime.

The world has celebrated the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity for already 42 years. The World Council of Churches along with the Pontifical Council for the assistance of Christian unity initiated the event. “Such annual ecumenical meetings help us understand and comprehend what has already been done for the unity of Christians, helps us realize the still existing problems, and confirms the necessity of joint prayer not only in its theological value, but also in its practical sense,” said doctor Ihor Shaban, the head of the Commission of the UGCC for the assistance of unity between Christians.

Organizers: The Institute of Ecumenical Studies of the Ukrainian Catholic University and the Commission of the UGCC for the assistance of unity between Christians.

Informed in the institute of ecumenical Studies of the UGCC

Teachings of Christ

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly." (John 10:10 ESV)

Seventh Ecumenical Council

O Christ our God, You are most glorious, * for You established our Fathers as lights upon the earth * and through them led us to the true faith. * O greatly Compassionate One, glory to You! (Troparion, Tone 8)

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.

The Son Who shone forth ineffably from the Father * was born two-fold in nature. * Beholding Him, we do not refuse the image of his form, * but piously depicting it, we honor it faithfully. * Therefore the Church, holding fast to the true faith, * kisses the icon of the incarnation of Christ. (Kontakion, Tone 6)

(Troparia of the Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council)

Random Proverb

"Let your heart hold fast my words; keep my commandments, and live." (Proverbs 4:4 ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

Why do you increase your bonds? Take hold of your life before your light grows dark and you seek help and do not find it. This life has been given to you for repentance; do not waste it in vain pursuits. 

St. Isaac the Syrian