This service, held as part of the area’s observance of the Annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, will take place at the Emory University Cannon Chapel located at 515 South Kilgo Circle NE, Atlanta, GA 30322 from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. The Ecumenical Prayer Service will be immediately followed by a reception to allow for open conversation between those of various Christian denominations to further develop wholeness in the Atlanta Christian community.
Archbishop Wilton Gregory is scheduled to speak as well as Reverend Randy Jones, Ecumenical Officer for the Southeastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), and other faith leaders. Rev. Dr. John Armstrong, a noted author, theologian and public speaker, will also deliver a message that seeks to inspire faith leaders and their followers to engage in missional partnerships with God at the center of it all.
Begun in 1908, the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is celebrated each year in cities and towns across the country and around the world. The theme for the 2017 observance is “Reconciliation —The Love of Christ Compels Us.” (2 Corinthians 5:14-20). The theme and text for each year’s observance of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity are chosen and prepared by representatives of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and representatives of the World Council of Churches. The international texts are developed, adapted, and published for use in the USA by the Graymoor Ecumenical & Interreligious Institute.
This Atlanta, Georgia service is sponsored by The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta, Atlanta Prays, The Aquinas Center of Theology at Emory University and the Southeastern Synod of the ELCA.