The Season of Creation is celebrated annually by tens of thousands of Christians aroundÂ the world. During the Season of Creation, we pray and act to protect Godâ€™s creation.Â
The Season of Creation is celebrated by Christians across the ecumenical spectrum, andÂ the leaders of many faith traditions haveâ€‹ â€‹encouragedâ€‹ us to participate.Â The season begins on September 1, the Day of Prayer for Creation, and runs throughÂ October 4, the Feast of St. Francis, who is the patron saint of ecology in many traditions.Â Â
This season is a special time for the Creator and each other. Some of us pray, some of us do hands-on projects, some of us advocate. We all protect creation. The momentum continues long after the season ends. By seeding ongoing prayer,Â changes in lifestyle, and advocacy, the season grows hope in our communities each year. Itâ€™s powerfully good work thatâ€™s urgently needed.Â Â
This annual celebration is supported by an inter-faith international steering committee that provides materials and resouces as well as a theme each year, see these web sites -> CBCEW and -> Season of Creation.
In this year, the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, celebrated on 1 September, kicks off the Season of Creation, a time of sustained prayer and action which lasts a month and four days. During this season we are encouraged to pray and engage in community events in order to deepen our relationship with our God, our neighbour and the earth we share, being ever more attentive to the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor.
The theme for 2020 is â€œJubilee for the Earthâ€. This year we are invited to â€œconsider the integral relationship between rest for the Earth and ecological, economic, social and political ways of living.â€ -> Celebration Guide and other resources atÂ Resources.
Understand more about The Season of Creation by watching this short video from Fr. Sean McDonagh, Columban and Eco Theologian. This highlights key points about the month of Creation. This is an invitation to all the churches to help us celebrate this month as part of our faith journey and commitment to caring for the Earth and our environment. Watch the first of a 3-part series uploaded during the month ->Â Season of Faith video
St Paul’s Church is promoting the work of the St Alban’s Justice and Peace Group in this year’s initiative, a full calendar of activities and activities has been planned, click here -> St Alban’s Church, Macclesfield: Season of Creation – Events 2020
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