Consecration of the EU – May 14

Consecration of the EU and its institutions to the Lord Jesus

We are happy, as members of the prayer groups meeting within the institutions of the European Union, to invite you – and all those who have the European Union at heart – to join us for a trilingual (French/English/Deutsch) ecumenical celebration during which the European Union and its institutions will be consecrated to the Lord Jesus.

Consecrating the European Union and its institutions, that’s a novel idea!

If you want to learn more about it, please see the attached document (presentation of the initiative and text of the prayer of consecration).

The celebration will take place on Saturday 14 May 2022 at 3 p.m. in Eglise du Saint-Sacrement, chaussée de Wavre 203, 1050 Brussels

Access : Train: station “Bruxelles-Luxembourg” ; Metro: “Trône” or “Porte de Namur” ; Bus: no 34, 38, 80 and 95, stop “Idalie” or “Museum” ;

The celebration will also be livestreamed allowing for it to be followed in all Member States and beyond, by clicking on the following link: https://www.facebook.com/EU.consecration.UE/live_videos/

(no need to have a Facebook account to follow the livestream!)

Scheme of the celebration: Hymn/music; welcome/presentation; readings from the Bible on consecration; commentary on the readings; intercessory prayers; hymn/music; prayer of Consecration (French/English/German); moment of silence; the Lord’s Prayer (each in their own language); closing words; hymn/music

You are also welcome to participate in the small reception (‘verre de l’amitié’) that will follow the celebration! Let us know whether you will join by completing the following form:

https://forms.gle/nnJVoJx736xFdaou7

For more information, contact us at: eu.consecration.ue@gmail.com
Do not hesitate to circulate this invitation widely among your interested friends!

In the meanwhile, let us carry this important event in our prayers.

Warm regards,

Vincent Piessevaux, Fabienne Alcaraz, George Paraskevaidis, Lukas Hollnagel,

Members of the prayer groups meeting within the institutions of the European Union

Together for Europe – May 7

On 7 May at 2.30 pm with Ensemble pour l’Europe let’s celebrate Europe Day on the theme: “Europe: Artisans of Peace” Reconciliation and Solidarity.

Four approaches to solidarity will be presented through short videos made by our movements.

We will be privileged to welcome Pastor Walter Kriechbaum from Munich and his wife Anne-Marie from the international YMCA movement who will share with us some years of experiences of reconciliation undertaken in Germany, Poland, and Ukraine, with a view to healing the wounds of the Second World War. They will also give short teaching based on Scripture and faith in Christ, followed by a time of prayer.
You are all welcome to attend the event organised jointly with Together for Europe at the Chapel for Europe (Rue Van Maerlant, 22-24 – 1040 Brussels).
A live webinar will give the opportunity to intervene remotely during the exchange time that will follow.
Information and pre-registration for the webinar

ENSEMBLE POUR L’EUROPE…
…is a free convergence of Christian Communities and Movements from different Churches, currently more than 300 across the continent. While maintaining their autonomy, they work together towards common goals, contributing their own charisma. This reality is born of strong experiences lived together..

Information and pre-webinar registration: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CSQpTFvoSvmLntnSrJQHpg
N.B.: Registration is in French, the webinar is optional in French or Dutch.

and the link to the event on the website of the Chapel for Europe:

https://chapelforeurope.eu/wp-event/europe-artisans-of-peace-reconciliation-and-solidarity/