On January 21, 2024 a special service was held at Christ Church Cathedral in Victoria to recognize the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. The service brought together christians in our community from our own diocese, Grace Lutheran, Broad View United, The Greater Victoria Ethiopian Orthodox St Gabriel Church of Victoria, and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Victoria.
A special note of thanks goes out for the performance of the Lord's Prayer (in their prefereed language, Aman BeAma) sung by the Sunday School Choir of the Greater Victoria Ethiopiano Orthodox St Gabriel Church. Their joyful singing of this prayer brought the service to a close.
Special Guests Included:
Bishop Anna Greenwood-Lee, Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Islands and Inlets
Bishop Gary Gordon, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Victoria
The Reverend Brigitte McKenzie, Deacon at Grace Luteran Church, ELCIC
The Reverend Ha Na Park from Broad View United
Canon Dr. Brendon Neilson, the Executive Director of the Diocese of Islands and Inlets
The Reverend Canon Jeannine Friesen, Priest in Charge of Christ Church Cathedral
Photo Credit: Jan van der Hooft, J.Abram Photography