Organizing a Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Celebration

Are resources free?

Yes! You can download the resources on our website for free. If you like this website and Canadian Week of Prayer resources, please consider making a donation to support this work.

To order print materials, contact Maria Simakova, Coordinator for the Commission on Faith and Witness, at simakova@councilofchurches.ca.

Who makes the resources?

Each year, an international joint committee of the World Council of Churches and the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity prepares ecumenical resources for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, including a theme and a focus Scripture text. National and regional councils of churches adapt these materials for use in their local context.

For over 40 years, the Canadian Council of ChurchesCommission on Faith and Witness has assembled an ecumenical writing team to prepare Canadian Week of Prayer resources, including French translations and original materials. This Writing Team, made up of members from constituent churches of the CCC and a representative from the Canadian Centre for Ecumenism, meets in February and April to produce resources for the following year.

We are delighted to do this work in cooperation with our ecumenical partners, the Canadian Centre for Ecumenism and the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism.

We invite you to learn more about us, and to support our ecumenical work!

Where do I start?

Download this year’s WPCU resources and use them to organize a Week of Prayer ecumenical service or event in your area. Here are some helpful tips and suggestions for organizers and stories from past Canadian events to get you started!