Ökumene in Jerusalem: Gebetswoche für die Einheit der Christen, 25. Januar - 2. Februar 2014

Jerusalem von Süden (Foto: Christoph Knoch)
Die Gebetswoche für die Einheit der Christen wurde in Jerusalem zwischen dem 25. Januar und dem 2. Februar gefeiert, indem an jedem Abend in einer anderen Kirche zu Gottesdienst und Empfang eingeladen wurde.
Christoph Knoch hat seine Ferien während dieser Woche in Jerusalem verbracht. Jeder Abend wird in einem der folgenden Berichte beschrieben. (noch nicht vollständig.)

Am 25. August 2014 fand im Kirchgemeindehaus Muri ein Abend zur Ökumene in Jerusalem statt. Dabei wurde dieser Zusammenschnitt der Gottesdienste gezeigt:



Die Gebetswoche wird übrigens auch in Deutschland, der Schweiz und vielen anderen Ländern gefeiert. Bischof Bedford-Strohm predigt zum Thema.

WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY 2014 JERUSALEM, JANUARY 25 – FEBRUARY 2
Theme: Has Christ been divided? (1 Cor 1:1-17)

The theme of the Week of Prayer for 2014 was prepared in Canada, a country that is marked by diversity in language, culture, and even climate. Canada also embodies diversity in the expression of Christian faith. Paul’s letter addresses us within our diversity and invites us to recognize that as Church in our particular places we are not to be isolated or to act against each other, but rather to recognize our interconnection with all who call on the name of the Lord. The Apostle highlights two central elements of Christian discipleship in which we are fundamentally bound to Christ: baptism and the cross of Christ. Our vocation is the proclamation of the good news, the very gospel to which we have responded in faith and joy. We must share this message with the world. Paul’s conclusion challenges us to ask ourselves if we have the good news in Christ in order to share it with each other, or if we carry division in the name of Christ, thus, in Paul’s words, emptying the Cross of its power.

PROGRAMME
Saturday, Jan. 25 Anastasis (Holy Sepulchre), Calvary 5.30 p.m. Greek Orthodox Office of “Apodeipnon”(Compline)
Sunday, Jan. 26 Anglican Cathedral of St George 5.00 p.m. Nablus Road
Monday, Jan. 27 Armenian Cathedral of St James 5.00 p.m. Old City, Armenian Quarter
Tuesday, Jan. 28 Lutheran Church of the Redeemer 5.00 p.m. Old City, near Holy Sepulchre
Wednesday, Jan. 29 St Mark’s Church, Syrian Orthodox 5.00 p.m. Old City, near Jaffa Gate
Thursday, Jan. 30 Upper Room, Cenacle 4.00 p.m. Mount Zion
Friday, Jan. 31 Latin Patriarchate Church 5.00 p.m. Old City, from Jaffa Gate
Saturday, Feb. 1 Ethiopian Orthodox Church 5.00 p.m. West Jerusalem, off Prophets’ Street
Sunday, Feb. 2 Greek Catholic Church of Annunciation 5.00 p.m. Old City, near Jaffa Gate


Berichte von den einzelnen Gottesdiensten in Jerusalem