Pentecost Ecumenical Vigil
CHARIS, through the Commission for Christian Unity, is organizing a Pentecost Ecumenical Vigil: Saturday, May 22, 2021, 09 pm (Rome time, GMT+2).
This online Vigil will take place live from 4 iconic locations around the world: we will begin in Topeka and end in Jerusalem, via Rome and Buenos Aires.
In each of these cities, we will be led in prayer by Christians of different Churches and communities. All together we will pray to the Holy Spirit for a new Pentecost on the world. It will be an unforgettable moment to be able to pray together as Jesus himself asked the Father for us (Jn 17,21).
We will have the joy to invoke the Holy Spirit in Jerusalem, the same city where the first Pentecost took place.
Keep this date free and spread the word around you! This will be an unforgettable event!
The Vigil will take place on Saturday 22 May at 9 pm (Rome time GMT+2) in connection with Rome, Buenos Aires, Jerusalem and Topeka, Kansas.
To find out the time of the vigil in your city, look it up here.
Let us join with one another in preparing for Pentecost
CHARIS is actively preparing the next Pentecost celebration.
In this year in which we celebrate the 120th anniversary of the first baptism in the Spirit in Topeka, Kansas, we invite all Christians that wish to join us in invoking the Holy Spirit on the Church and the world.
We would like to remind you that in preparation for the first Pentecost, the disciples gathered and ‘All these devoted themselves with one accord to prayer, together with some women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and his brothers’ (Acts 1:14). This is the unity that we propose to live by praying with one accord, knowing that the Holy Spirit will not resist the pull of that communion of hearts.
To this end, CHARIS has prepared two stages:
1. A week of prayer
scheduled from Sunday May 16th and Saturday May 22nd. We propose a prayer itinerary based on the Word of God. It is going to be a simple itinerary, which each of us is called to supplement as they wish according to the opportunities emerging in their daily lives. Every day it will be possible to meditate on a Biblical text concerning the Holy Spirit, to pray for the unity of Christians and invoke the Holy Spirit.
The present proposal will be available on the CHARIS website, as well as day by day on our Facebook and Instagram pages as we approach Pentecost Day.
2. An Ecumenical Vigil
scheduled for Saturday May 22nd at 09 pm (Rome time, GMT+2), as a great moment of fully ecumenical prayer broadcast live from 4 cities in the world to invoke the Holy Spirit:
- Rome, a prayer guided by the CHARIS National Service of Communion Italy,
- Topeka, an ecumenical prayer where the first baptism in the Spirit took place on January 1st 1901,
- Buenos Aires with CRECES (Comunión Renovada de Evangélicos y Católicos en el Espíritu Santo; the Renewed Communion of Lutheran and Catholic Christians in the Holy Spirit), the ecumenical group that Cardinal Bergoglio joined for a number of years and had a prophetic role to play in the work done for the unity of Christians,
- Jerusalem, the city where the first Pentecost took place, with a group of Christians including Messianic Jews.
We are also going to have some special guests whose names will be announced soon.
This Vigil will be available in different languages and on various channels: Youtube, Facebook etc.
Please immediately save this date in your diaries: it is going to be a great moment of unity in prayer to respond to the wish expressed by Jesus himself: ‘so that they may all be one, as you, Father, are in me and I in you, that they also may be in us, that the world may believe that you sent me!’ (Jn 17:21).
As Pentecost approaches, CHARIS, through the Commission for Christian Unity, in preparation for the Ecumenical Vigil of Pentecost!
Stay free for the ecumenical vigil on May 22nd at 09 pm (Rome time, GMT+2)!
We also remind you that the week before Pentecost, we will put at your disposal a path of preparation for
the great Pentecost Event, which you will find here!
No registration is required to participate in the vigil!
Everyone can participate by connecting on our official channels.
We will soon publish the links in the various languages available!