Mission Statement


2015 service at Christ Cathedral Arboretum

Mission Statement for the Ecumenical Prayer Service at Pentecost

(Approved on January 27, 2008)

Lead a life worthy of your vocation. Bear with one another in love, in all humility, gentleness and patience. Make every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit by the peace that binds you together. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were all called into one and the same hope when you were called. There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism and one God who is the Father of all, above all, through all and in all. (Ephesians 4:1 – 5)

The mission of the Ecumenical Service of Prayer for Christian Unity at Pentecost is to foster a deeper sense of prayer and work for unity among Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox Christians by invoking the Holy Spirit to guide us towards that unity which we all confess in the Creed and which Christ prayed for His disciples in the Gospel of John (17:22-23):

“As You, Father, are in Me and I am in You, may they also be one in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. The glory that You have given me I have given them, so that they may be one as we are one. I in them and You in Me, that they may become completely one, so that the world may know that You have sent Me and have loved them even as You have loved Me.”