Korean Church gears for Christian unity octave
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The early Christians who experienced the resurrection of Jesus ceaselessly prayed together, living communion though they were also divided, noted Archbishop Hyginus Kim Hee-joong of Kwangju archdiocese in his message for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.
“The start of Christian unity is communion and prayer,” Bishop Kim emphasized.
Catholics must “make opportunities to pray together with Protestant brothers and sisters at home or working places,” he added.
“When we first try to make reconciliation and unity, we can be real salt and light to build Christ’s peace in this land,” Bishop Kim concluded.
This year’s prayer for Christian unity will be held at a Salvation Army church in Seoul on Jan. 21.
The annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, observed around the world from Jan. 18-25 has gathered momentum since 1965, when the Catholic and Anglican Churches in Korea first began to visit one another and hold joint prayer meetings.
Christians Pray For Unity Among Divided Koreans
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