Unity Octave (Week of Prayer for Christian Unity) is a joint global initiative of the Commission on Faith and Order of the World Council of Churches and the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. In India, NCCI joins with all Episcopal and Confessional traditions in coming together to observe the Unity Octave and to pray for Christian Unity. Policy, Governance and Public Witness department of NCCI is coordinating the Unity Octave observance this year.
The theme for this year’s Unity Octave is
‘We saw the star in the East, and we came to worship him” (Mt 2:2)
This year also we are not printing booklets instead we are giving the link to worship orders in PDF format so that it can either be projected or be copied and distributed according to your own convenience. The available translation in different languages are also given. We are grateful to Rev Vijayesh Lal, the General Secretary of Evangelical Fellowship of India (EFI) and to the secretaries of Kerala Council of Churches and and Tamil Nadu Christian Council for the translations in vernacular languages You are also free to contextualize this liturgy considering the needs of your local context. We strongly encourage all our constituents to observe unity octave along with members of other Christian denominations and be part of the World Christian Community initiative to have ecumenical expressions through worship.
Rev Dr. Asir Ebenezer,
General Secretary, NCCI.