Sunday, January 22, 2012

THE LARGEST AND MOST EFFECTIVE ECUMENICAL EVENT I'VE EXPERIENCED AS A PRIEST DURING THE WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY

Thus far, we estimate that over 2000 souls have come to see the floral arrangements put in place by the flower guilds of 13 churches in the Macon area. The arrangements are truly stunning and those coming through truly appreciative. What a great event for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity!

From WMAZ TV in Macon:

St. Jospeh Catholic Church hosted its First Annual Old City Flower Festival.

The public got a chance to view flower arrangements done by 14 churches in the Macon area and Warner Robins.

Elaine Schmitt, one of the coordinators of the event says this is a great way to express the love of God.

"People walk in the doors and stand for a minute and try to take it all in, and are just in awe of the beauty of the church," said Schmitt.

"Its overwhelming really to see all this beautiful color and the textures with the beauty of the whole sanctuary," said Brevard Hunt.

Schmitt says its important to have an event like the flower show to help bring the community together.

"Even though the different denominations might have different ideas still everyone has the commonality of loving Jesus and that commonality is what binds us together," said Schmitt.

This week is the start of "Prayer for Christian Unity" which began on January 19th and ends January 25th.

1 comment:

Templar said...

And let us also say a Prayer for His Holiness, Pope Benedict, who is the Pope of Christian Unity.