Korean Christians united in prayer service
A symbolic wall was torn down representing the desire of the assembled denominations to unite as God's people Korean Christians united in prayer service.
February 2, 2017
The Commission on Faith and Order of Korean Churches has an annual Christian unity prayer service, but this year was extra special because it is the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.
In commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the Commission on Faith and Order of Korean Churches held its annual Christian unity prayer service and prayed for reconciliation among Christians. (Photo by The Catholic Times of Korea)
The prayer service happened on Jan. 24 at Oksudong Lutheran Church in Seoul. It was attended by Archbishop Osvaldo Padilla, apostolic nuncio to Korea and Archbishop Hyginus Kim Hee-joong of Kwangju, president of the Korean bishop's interreligious committee.
Metropolitan Ambrose-Aristotle Zographos of the Orthodox Metropolis of Korea and Reverend Kim Young-joo, secretary general of the National Council of Churches in Korea, representatives of various Christian denominations and some 200 lay Christians attended the service. They witnessed a performance, in which the representatives constructed and tore down a wall that symbolized the division among Christians.
"Christian churches should aim to live together by recognizing the gifts of the Holy Spirit to each denomination. By sympathizing and sharing common Christian values, let's proclaim God's Kingdom and try to evangelize to our country," said Archbishop Kim in his homily.