2019 CCT a Work of the Holy Spirit

Catholic, Evangelical, Pentecostal, Orthodox, African-American and Protestant Christian Communions & organizations in the U.S.A. witnessing together to the reconciling power of the Gospel of Jesus

 

The purpose of Christian Churches Together is to enable churches

and national Christian organizations to grow closer together in Christ

in order to strengthen our Christian witness in the world.

 

International Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

January 18-25, 2019

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity has a history of over 100 years, in which Christians around the world have taken part in an octave of prayer for visible Christian unity.  By annually observing the WPCU, Christians move toward the fulfillment of Jesus’ prayer at the Last Supper “that they all may be one.”  ( John 17:21)

For more information and materials, go HERE


Annual Convocation 2018

Seventy Christian leaders, representing thirty-four communions and organizations met for the CCT 2018 Annual Convocation at the Spiritual Life Center in Wichita, Kansas. 

Read report HERE

 


 

Christian Churches Together Statement on Immigration 

 

The diverse group, representing leadership from Catholic, Evangelical/Pentecostal, Historic Protestant, Orthodox,
and Historic Black churches, agreed on these unified principles:
• An earned path to citizenship for the 11 million people in the United States without authorization.
• The priority of family reunification in any immigration reform.
• Protecting the integrity of our borders and protecting due process for immigrants and their families.
• Improving refugee protection laws and asylum laws.
• Reviewing international economic policies to address the root causes of unauthorized immigration

Read full statement HERE


 

The communions and organizations in Christian Churches Together are committed:

– to celebrate a common confession of faith in the Triune God.
– to discern the guidance of the Holy Spirit through prayer and theological dialogue.
– to provide fellowship and mutual support.
– to seek a better understanding of each other by affirming our commonalities and understanding our differences.
– to foster evangelism faithful to the proclamation of the gospel.
– to speak to society with a common voice whenever possible.
– and to promote the common good of society.


 

Participant Showcase: Learn and pray for the…

 

 

Before the establishment of an Archdiocese in the Western Hemisphere there were numerous communities of Greek Orthodox Christians. The first Greek Orthodox community in the Americas was founded in New Orleans, LA by a small colony of Greek merchants. History also records that on June 26,1768 the first Greek colonists landed at St. Augustine, FL, the oldest city in America. The first permanent community was founded in New York City in 1892, today’s Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity and the See of the Archbishop of America. The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North and South America was incorporated in 1921 and officially recognized by the State of New York in 1922.

The mission of the Archdiocese is to proclaim the Gospel of Christ, to teach and spread the Orthodox Christian Faith, to energize, cultivate, and guide the life of the Church in the United States of America according to the Orthodox Christian Faith and Tradition.

The Greek Orthodox Church in America sanctifies the faithful through divine worship, especially the Holy Eucharist and other Sacraments, building the spiritual and ethical life of the faithful in accordance with the Holy Scriptures, Sacred Tradition, the doctrines and canons of the Ecumenical and local Councils, the canons of the Holy Apostles and the Fathers of the Church and of all other Councils recognized by the Orthodox Church.

To learn more about the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, click HERE