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Bishop Burbidge leads prayer service for Christian unity

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Bishop Michael F. Burbidge led a prayer service at the Cathedral of St. Thomas More in Arlington Jan. 24 to mark the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.


Students from the Cathedral School of St. Thomas More participated in the event, along with members of the chancery staff. Father Thomas P. Ferguson, vicar general and pastor of Good Shepherd Church in Mount Vernon, was the homilist.

“The sources of division among Christians are many, complex and often centuries old,” Bishop Burbidge said in a statement released last week. “They also are contrary to the mind of Christ and an obstacle to the church’s primary mission of evangelization. More powerful than what divides us, however, is what unites us as brothers and sisters in Christ, including our faith in Jesus, the wisdom of the Word of God, the supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit and the grace of a common baptism.”

© Arlington Catholic Herald 2018