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70th anniversary prayer service

WCC Central Committee members will join local church leaders, partners and friends of the council, as well as staff and former staff living in and near Geneva for a 10-11 a.m. prayer service, followed by a welcome drink offered by the local parish in the courtyard of the cathedral. Ecumenical Patriarch His All-Holiness Bartholomew I has kindly accepted to give the homily.

Event details

When

17 June 2018

Where

Geneva, Switzerland

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World Council of Churches Central Committee members will join local church leaders, partners and friends of the council, as well as staff and former staff living in and near Geneva for a 10-11 a.m. prayer service at St Pierre cathedral, followed by a welcome drink offered by the Protestant Church of Geneva in the courtyard of the cathedral. Ecumenical Patriarch His All-Holiness Bartholomew I has kindly accepted to give the homily. A four-person delegation from the Korean Christian Federation from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is also expected to be with us - an historic milestone on its own!

Member churches throughout the world are invited to join in spirit for a moment of thanksgiving and celebration on that day.

Download the order of service (pdf, 1.6 MB)

The 70th anniversary of the WCC in 2018 is an opportunity to mark the achievements of the past 70 years in working for Christian unity and action, and to look to the challenges ahead as a fellowship of churches responding to God’s call for unity, mission, justice and peace. This event is part of a series of anniversary celebrations taking place in various locations throughout the year.

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