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    For over a century and around the world, Christians across traditions and denominations have gathered together over the eight days of January 18-25. This “Week of Prayer” creates space for followers of Jesus to join Jesus’ own prayer for their unity, shared so beautifully in the Gospel of John, chapter 17. Seattle University’s School of Theology and Ministry partners with the Church Council of Greater Seattle and the Archdiocese of Seattle to plan daily Week of Prayer gatherings as well as a regional prayer service each year.



    Theme, 2015

    This year's theme was selected by the churches of Brazil: "Jesus said to her: 'Give me to drink.'" John 4:7, NRSV


    Ecumenical Morning Prayer, Led by Church Partners
    Tuesday-Friday  |   8:30-8:50 am  | Chapel of St. Ignatius, Seattle University

    Tuesday, January 20
    Wednesday, January 21
    Thursday, January 22
    Friday, January 23

    Regional Prayer Service
    , Co-Sponsored by Seattle University's School of Theology and Ministry, The Church Council of Greater Seattle and the Archdiocese of Seattle
    Thursday, January 22  |  7:00-8:30 pm  |  Plymouth Congregational Church - 1217 Sixth Avenue, Seattle WA 98101
    Reception to follow
    The evening will include a well filled with water by representatives from partnering churches, a special reading and sharing from the school’s very own Rev. Dr. Michael Kinnamon, as well as a special gift in honor of the theme. A reception will follow. 

    Daily Reflections
    Reflections on the Daily Scripture Texts by school faculty, staff, students, and partners will be posted on our Worship and Liturgy blog