Chiang Mai, Thailand: The Christian Conference of Asia (CCA) will observe the Asia Sunday–2023 in conjunction with the 15th CCA General Assembly, on 1 October 2023.
The theme of Asia Sunday and the General Assembly is the same; namely, ‘God, Renew Us in Your Spirit and Restore the Creation’.
The 15th General Assembly of the CCA will be held from 27 September to 4 October 2023. Over 500 Assembly participants will join several local congregations in and around Kottayam for Sunday worship on 1 October 2023.
“God’s expansive love encompasses all creatures, from the smallest life forms to the vast ecosystems that shape our planet. Rooted in this divine love, this specially prepared liturgy for Asia Sunday–2023 beckons us to rekindle our commitment to care for the earth as God’s entrusted stewards. The Asia Sunday–2023 draws us into sacred dialogue with our Creator as we beseech our Lord for divine intervention, ‘God, Renew Us in Your Spirit and Restore the Creation,” said CCA General Secretary Dr Mathews George Chunakara in the Foreword to the special Asia Sunday liturgy.
“We respectfully urge all CCA member churches, councils, and ecumenical partners to observe Asia Sunday on 1 October 2023. We also request special prayers as the CCA begins a new implementation period and continues its journey of accompaniment and of being an instrument of God for the Asian churches,” said the CCA General Secretary.
The specially prepared Asia Sunday liturgy and the poster can be found in the links below: