The 2014 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity takes place from Jan. 18 through 25. Rev. Thomas Orians, SA, Associate Director of Graymoor Ecumenical and Interreligious Institute (GEII), a ministry of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement, explains the 2014 theme: “Being faithful to Christ’s desire for the unity of his disciples has led to this year’s theme which focuses on Saint Paul’s provocative question in 1 Corinthians – ‘Has Christ Been Divided?’ Christians continue to be divided by doctrine, polity, and practice, and to maintain our own religious identities, yet our pilgrimage towards unity continues under God’s guidance.”
The week of prayer events and speakers at Graymoor and in the Hudson Valley area include:
Jan. 18, 7 p.m., Rev. Dr. Ken Ardrey: third floor conference room, St. Pius X Building, Graymoor, Garrison.
Jan. 19, 5 p.m., Rev. Emil Tomaskovic, SA: St. Columbanus Church, Cortlandt Manor.
Jan. 20, 7 p.m., Rev. Jay Edward Lewis: St. Christopher’s Inn, Graymoor.
Jan. 21, 7 p.m., Rev. Leslie Mott: Sisters of the Atonement St. Francis Convent, Graymoor.
Jan. 22, 7 p.m., Rev. Anthony Stephens: third floor conference room, St. Pius X Building, Graymoor.
Jan. 23, 7 p.m., Rev. Wilfred Tyrrell, SA: third floor conference room, St. Pius X Building, Graymoor.
Jan. 24, 4 p.m., Rev. Samuel Sanchez: third floor conference room, St. Pius X Building, Graymoor.
Jan. 25, 7 p.m., Sister (Dr.) Lorelei Fuchs, SA, library, St. Pius X Building (5th floor), Graymoor.
All prayer service events are open to the public. Call Graymoor Spiritual Life Center at 845-424-2111. Graymoor is located at 1350 Route 9, Garrison. The Franciscan Friars of the Atonement are a Roman Catholic order of brothers and priests founded in 1898 by Fr. Paul Wattson, SA at Graymoor in Garrison. Visit atonementfriars.org.