Ecumenical Prayer in the Cathedral

Ecumenical Worship

Watch a visual presentation made during the Ecumenical week of prayer in Chartres.

Vespers are sung each weekday night at 7:00 pm. All are welcome.

The Prayer for the Unity of Christians/Prière pour l’unité des chrétiens
Seigneur Jesus, qui as prié pour que tous soient un
Nous te prions pour l’unité des chrétiens,
telle que tu la veux, par les moyens que tu veux.
Que ton Esprit nous donne d’éprouver la souffrance de la separation,
de voir notre péché, et d’espérer au-delà de toute espérance. Amen.
Jesus, Trumeau of South Porch by photographer Jill K H Geoffrion

Lord Jesus, You who prayed that we would be one,
We pray for Christian unity,
The unity You envision, achieved in the ways you wish.
May Your Spirit help us to experience the suffering of our separation,
to know our sin, and to hope no matter what. Amen.

The Ecumenical Chapel

There is an ecumenical chapel in the cathedral that includes gifts from various churches around the wold.

An Illuminated Anglican Prayer given by the Church of England.

Anglican Prayer in the Ecumenical Chapel by photographer Jill K H Geoffrion

An Ethiopian Processional Cross given by the Coptic Orthodox Church

Ethiopian Cross, Ecumenical Chapel by photographer Jill K H Geoffrion

A Bible Printed in Amsterdam in 1723 given by the Dutch Reformed Church.

Protestant Bible offered to the Cathedral for the Ecumenical Chapel by photographer Jill K H Geoffrion

A Russian Orthodox Icon of The Benediction of The Veil of the Virgin. It was offered to the Cathedral by private donors and installed in 2007.

Icon of Mary's Veil, Ecumenical Chapel by photographer Jill K H Geoffrion

An Ecumenical Retreat (in French) 
Blending the Ignatian Exercises and the Gifts of the Cathedral

The Chemin Neuf Community, in partnership with Jill, has in the past offered an eight-day silent ecumenical retreat. Retraite Cathédrale: Les Exercises Selon la Cathédrale (in French) will help you experience the love of God more deeply. You can also expect to discover renewed energy for service. Members of Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox traditions pray together for eight days. Contact Jill for more information.

The Ecumenical Community in Chartres, comprised of members from Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox churches, works together on various events, projects, and a week of prayer services celebrating our untiy in Christ each year.

Jill’s visual presentation using images from the Cathedral (narration in French) on John 15, 5 offered during the Ecumenical Week of Prayer in Chartres in January 2021. A pdf of the slides is available.