Pentecost Ecumenical Vigil
With the special participation of Pope Francis and Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II
A great moment of fully ecumenical prayer broadcast live from 3 cities in the world to invoke the Holy Spirit.
Burkina Faso | Africa
Australia | Oceania
Lebanon | Middle East (Asia)
Ignatius Aphrem II
Patriarch of the Syriac Orthodox Church, was enthroned on May 29, 2014.
After completing his studies in Lebanon, he ministered in Aleppo. After completing his theological studies in Cairo, he returned to Syria. In 1996 he became metropolitan for the American communities in the diaspora. He participated for many years in the ecumenical work of the patriarchate by representing his community in major world assemblies.
The Syrian Orthodox Church is one of the oldest Eastern Christian communities. It has more than four million faithful in Syria, Lebanon and Iraq. Syrian Orthodox communities are also present in Germany, Sweden and the United States.
To review the Vigil
Conduction from France: Kinga Lakatos e Gabriel Roussinau
Australia – Oceania
Burkina Faso – Africa
Lebanon – Middle East (Asia)
Saturday 04 June
09 p.m. Rome Time
The vigil will be online and will be available in different languages and on various channels: Youtube, Facebook etc. To participate in the vigil, you do not need to register.
Let us pray in expectation of Pentecost
Like Mary and the disciples, who were assiduous in prayer and waited in the cenacle for the coming of the Holy Spirit, let us also prepare ourselves for this crucial moment in the life of the Church, so that we may be ready to receive the Holy Spirit.
Also this year CHARIS proposes a preparation to better live the celebration of Pentecost.
First stage: Week of prayer
The week of prayer proposes an immersion in the Word of God so that through it our heart is converted and leaves a free space where the Holy Spirit can act as He wills and when He wills.
Second stage: Prayer Vigil
The Ecumenical Pentecost Vigil will take place on June 4 at 21:00 (Rome time) and will be broadcasted in 5 languages. Don’t miss it!