Walk to Emmaus is an ecumenical experience for Christian men and women. It is a spiritual renewal movement dedicated to strengthening our local Hong Kong church and communities through the development of Christian disciples and leaders.
Walk to Emmaus: A Journey with Christ
The Gospel of St. Luke relates the story of the risen Christ appearing to two who were going along the road from Jerusalem to Emmaus. Two friends were walking together sharing their hearts deepest concerns. The risen Christ joined them and explained the scriptures as they walked, how it was ordained that Christ should suffer and so enter his glory. This experience on the road was a heart-warming experience as the risen Christ walked and talked with them. The illuminating climax of the experience was when Christ took bread and said the blessing, then broke it and gave it to them. The two had their eyes opened and they recognized him as the risen Christ and they rushed back to Jerusalem to tell the others. (Luke 24: 13-35)
What is the Walk to Emmaus?
The above story provides the image of Emmaus, an Upper Room program that calls forth and renews Christian discipleship. Like its predecessor, Cursillo de Christiandad (Spanish for "short course in Christianity"), the Walk to Emmaus is a three-day experience, which takes a New Testament look at Christianity as a lifestyle. It is a highly structured weekend designed to strengthen and renew the faith of Christian people, and through them their families, congregations, and the world in which they live. Emmaus is a combined effort of laity and clergy toward the renewal of the church.
In Hong Kong, the Walk to Emmaus community includes people from more than 160 Christian churches, including many different denominations, who come together in fellowship to deepen their relationship with Christ and with each other. The community historically has sponsored two Men's Walks and two Women's Walks each year in the spring and the fall. There is so much more that unites us than that divides.
Over the years, many Union Church men and women, and some teens, have participated in the Walk to Emmaus.
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