Bridge Building News from St. Barnabas Mission Member: Emmaus Institute

Emmaus Institute, Nashua New Hampshire


Bishop (Dr.) William Manseau’s Emmaus Institute has taken the lead in sponsoring a Vesper Service with the Nashua Area Interfaith Council during the week of Prayer for Christian Unity in Greater Nashua, NH.    It will be held at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Nashua New Hampshire.

The Lutheran Church has achieved a number of agreed statements in the recent past, for example, with the Catholic Church, with the United Church of Christ, with the Episcopal Church, and with the Methodist Church.  These statements will be highlighted as part of the prayer service.  A principal resource for the service will be Cardinal Walter Kasper’s book Harvesting the Fruits: Basic Aspects of Christian Faith in Ecumenical Dialogue.

For over a decade, the Emmaus Institute has been promoting the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in the Greater Nashua area. They have obtained a supply of catalogues from the Graymoor Ecumenical and Interreligious Institute ( and provided these materials to the members of the Nashua Area Interfaith Council at their annual meeting.

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is celebrated each year from January 18 to January 25.

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