Episcopalians, including those at St. Peter’s, are invited to join churches around the world in celebrating the Season of Creation. This is a time for people of faith to renew their relationship with God and all creation through celebration, prayer, and action.
The Season’s roots rise from the Orthodox Christian tradition. The World Council of Churches was instrumental in extending this time into a season, lasting from September 1 until St. Francis Day, October 4. The Episcopal Church Office of Creation Care offers Season of Creation and St. Francis Day Resources to help plan activities for this season. You can also find ideas and resources at Season of Creation Resources.
“The Season of Creation invites us to think deeply about our ecological, economic, and political ways of living, and to work towards justice and right relationship with God’s Creation,” says the Rev. Melanie Mullen, the Episcopal Church’s Director of Reconciliation, Justice, and Creation Care, “We are thrilled to participate in this global effort.”
We intend to celebrate this season at St. Peter’s and plan to incorporate it into our liturgy and welcome ideas about other ways to incorporate it into our church life. Keep an eye on this space for prayers and other resources.
On September 1, join with us in the World Day of Prayer for Creation with this prayer.