- St Andrew's Church, Holborn Circus, 7-30 pm - 'Our Father'
Opening of the Centenary Week of Prayer - Friday 18 January 2008
Feast of the Chair of St Peter, the beginning of his apostolic ministry in Rome - Feast of the Theophany (Julian Calendar)
- Westminster Abbey, 5pm - National Service of Celebration and Commitment
Saturday 19 January 2008
Feast of the Theophany (Julian Calendar)
- Westminster Abbey, 10am to Choral Evensong at 3pm - Annual Day of Prayer
Sunday 20 January 2008
- St Alban's Abbey, Hertfordshire, 4-30pm to 7-30pm - 100 Years of Prayer for Unity
- Gloucester Cathedral, 6pm - Celebration of 100 Years of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
Monday 21 January 2008
Tuesday 22 January 2008
Wednesday 23 January 2008
- Bath Abbey, 7-15pm - Mary and Ecumenism
Thursday 24 January 2008
- St Paul's Cathedral, Vespers sung by the Choir and Clergy of Westminster Cathedral
- Carmelite Church, Kensington Church Street, 7 pm
Conclusion of the Week of Prayer - Friday 25 January 2008
Feast of the Conversion of St Paul the Apostle - 1950th Anniversary Year of Martyrdom
- Westminster Chapel, 7pm - A Night of Prayer and Celebration to Launch the Countdown to the Global Day of Prayer
Holocaust Memorial Day - Sunday 27 January 2008
- East London Central Synagogue, 3 pm - Tower Hamlets Holocaust Memorial Day InterFaith Commemoration
Remembering the close bond that exists between Jews and Christians in the faith they share with Abraham has been an important element of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity from the outset, featuring both in Paull Wattson's and Paul Couturier's schemes. Indeed Paul Couturier was himself imprisoned by the Gestapo and this had a profound impact on his sense of solidarity with the Jewish people and the unity of all humanity in suffering and the search for justice, which he saw perfectly exemplified in the life and passion of Jesus Christ, seen as the direct descendant of Abraham himself. Couturier's grandmother had been Jewish, too.
The Holocaust of the Jewish people of Europe in the 1930s and 1940s, alongside many others including Christian martyrs, intensifies the message of the Week of Prayer about the unity of humanity before the One God. There is a UK National Memorial event each year on the 27th. Details are on the website of the Holocaust Memorial Day, or the website of the Council of Christians and Jews.