Los Angeles, CA–As the November 24 Christian Unity Festival draws close, the readers of Jesus Christ’s Messages, called “True Life in God,” are challenging the Christian Churches to urgently seek reconciliation according to the desires of Christ and the ability of Catholic and Orthodox faithful to be able to “celebrate together the Divine Mysteries” just as Pope Francis declared on June 28 this year, in his speech to the Greek Orthodox delegation that visited him. http://en.radiovaticana.va/news/2013/09/25/pope_francis:_church_must_model_gods_plan_for_unity/en1-731568
The unity festival is sponsored by Claire and Antoine Mansour, M.D., LA County based lay leaders for unity for the past 22 years. “We welcome everyone to this festival regardless of their faith backgrounds. God is calling on all of us who are His children to bring unity to our Christian Churches through humility and love. This festival is a gift of our lay leadership to the world,” says Claire Mansour in announcing the free festival. www.candlesforunity.com to light a candle for unity.
Vassula Rydén, who received special graces to be called by Christ Himself was commanded by Christ to urge the Churches for reconciliation, peace and unity; a unity in diversity around one Altar. Above all, Christ asks for the unification of the Feast of Easter between the Catholics and the Orthodox. According to Christ’s Messages, if this is accomplished in humility and love, the Holy Spirit will lead the Churches into one, united in diversity.
One of the main goals of Vassula Ryden, founder of True Life in God, has for years been the unification of the Christian Churches and the Unity Festival will make strong plea to Church authorities to “find common ground to bring all the Churches of Jesus Christ under one umbrella” according to the desires of Christ as related in John, Chapter 17: “Let them be one as You Father are in Me and I in You so that the world will believe that You have sent Me.”
“All around the world millions of laity want the division of the Churches to end, I have spoken to them and met high ranking clergy everywhere who agree that Christian Unity is needed to fight the forces of darkness that are punishing Christians in many different ways everywhere. Christianity is under siege and unity is required to push back,” says Vassula Ryden.
In early September True Life in God brought together 116 clergy of ranks from 22 denominations during a Holy Land Pilgrimage that in total included 700 people from all over the world who also are working towards Christian Unity. During her upcoming tour of Canada and the United States, Vassula Ryden, author of the Barnes & Noble #1 bestseller Heaven is Real, But So Is Hell: An Eyewitness Account of What is to Come, will be hosted for the Christian Unity Festival by Claire and Antoine Mansour, M.D. on Sunday, November 24 at the historic Alex Theater in the Glendale suburb of Los Angeles.
Free to the public, the Festival will run from 12:00 to 6:00 pm and include speeches from TLIG supporters and clergy, music and dance entertainment and a keynote address from Vassula with theme of “Tender Father” (God the Father). This expands on a primary message from Vassula stating that “God is highly approachable and welcomes our prayers.”