2016 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

The service of prayer was celebrated on Wednesday, January 20, 2016, at St. Apkar Armenian Apostolic Church in Scottsdale. Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted participated along with local ecumenical leaders, including His Eminence Archbishop Hovnan Derderian of the Western Diocese of the Armenian Church.

The Church of Phoenix is called to participate in the quest for unity by promoting ecumenical and inter-religious relations as mandated by Vatican II and recent Church teachings. This applies to all members of the Church. Since Vatican II the Church has urged the faithful to seek unity with her separated Christian brothers and sisters and to acknowledge and respect the truth found in all religions. It is, therefore, essential that each parish, as a part of its mission, seek ways to further unity with all Christians and non-Christians of good will.

Download: Our Ecumenical and Interreligious Mission

“In Search of Unity”

Guidelines and Resources for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Phoenix

  • Introduction – THE UNITY THAT WE SEEK
  • Part I – ECUMENICAL PRINCIPLES AND DIRECTIVES REGARDING PRAYER SERVICES, WORSHIP AND THE SACRAMENTS
  • Part II – THE ECUMENICAL MOVEMENT
  • Part III – ECUMENISM AT THE DIOCESAN AND PARISH LEVELS
  • Part IV. PRACTICAL SUGGESTIONS FOR ECUMENISM
  • Part V. ECUMENICAL FORMATION
Download: “In Search of Unity”