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'A Call to Pray for the Unity of the Church’

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Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2008 4:01 am | Updated: 9:03 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

Ten denominational leaders, executives and pastors in Arizona will participate in a prayer service on the theme “Pray Without Ceasing: A Call to Pray for the Unity of the Church,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 4715 N. Central Ave., Phoenix.

The leaders are Bishop Thomas Olmsted (Roman Catholic), Bishop Steve Talmage (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America), the Rev. Ken Moe (Presbyterian), Bishop Kirk Smith (Episcopal), the Rev. Andrew Barakos (Eastern Orthodox), the Rev. Zacharia Sarabekian (Armenian), the Rev. Mark Buckley (nondenominational evangelical), the Rev. Gary Romack (Episcopal), the Rev. Benjamin Thomas (African Methodist Episcopal), and the Rev. Jan Olav Flaaten (Arizona Ecumenical Council).

There will be scriptural readings, a sermon, hymns and solos by Isola Jones and the Choristers of All Saints Episcopal Church. A similar service will be 7 p.m. Wednesday in Tucson. For more information, call (602) 468-3818.

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