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Christian Unity: Searching for Common Ground in Today's Fragmented Culture

A prayer service to commemorate the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

The Oklahoma Alliance for Liturgy and the Arts will present a prayer service to commemorate the 2012 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity on Sunday, January 22, 2012, at 5 PM, at St. Paul's Cathedral, 127 NW 7th Street, Oklahoma City.  All are invited.

The service will include music, prayer, sacred readings, and presentations by two speakers:  The Right Reverend Stephen Charleston, Interim Dean, St. Paul's Cathedral, and The Most Reverend Paul S. Coakley, Archbishop of Oklahoma City.

This year marks the 103rd annual observance of the Week of Prayer, which began in 1980. The week is actually 8 days, between January 18 and 25, originally incorporating Christian celebrations of St. Peter (January 18) and St. Paul (January 25).

Fr. Stephen Bird, president of the Oklahoma Alliance for Liturgy and the Arts, commented, "On the night of the Last Supper, Jesus prayed for his disciples, 'that all may be one' (John 17). Unfortunately, today all Christians are not united. The goal of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is to pray for theunity that Christ wills by whatever way He wills it."

The international theme chosen for the 2012 observance of the Week of Prayer is "We will all be changed by the victory of our Lord Jesus Christ," taken from St. Pau's first letter to the Corinthians, chapter 15:51-58.

The mission of the Oklahoma Alliance for Liturgy and the Arts, a Christian not-for-profit interdenominational organization, is to enhance communal worship by promoting the visual and performing arts in Oklahoma churches.

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Oklahoma Alliance for Liturgy and the Arts

Mission: The Oklahoma Alliance for Liturgy & the Arts is a Christian not-for-profit interdenominational organization enhancing communal worship by promoting the visual and performing arts in Oklahoma churches.