Monday, September 4, 2017

Resources for Planning a Season of Creation Event

Here are some resources for those interested in staging a Season of Creation event. This celebration calls Christians of all traditions and on all continents to make a special time for prayer, reflection, and care for Creation. Hundreds of events will take place during the course of this celebration that runs from September 1 to October 4.

September 1st was proclaimed as a day of prayer for the environment by the late Ecumenical Patriarch Dimitrios I in 1989. The Orthodox church year starts that day with a commemoration of how God created the world. On 4 October, Roman Catholics and other churches from the Western traditions commemorate Francis of Assisi, known to many as the author of the Canticle of the Creatures.

The proposal to celebrate a "Time for Creation" during these five weeks was made by the Third European Ecumenical Assembly in Sibiu in 2007.

The Season of Creation partner pack includes a wide range of resources (eg sample press release and quotations from ecumenical leaders). Click here to organize prayer services and here for more prayer resources. Click here to access posters and other Season of Creation resources that can help you to spread the word.

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