Season of Creation
(September 1, 2021 – October 4, 2021)
From September 1st to October 4th, the Diocese of Western Massachusetts will unite with Christians around the world in celebrating a special season of prayer and action to protect God’s creation.
“Season of Creation” begins on September 1st, a date chosen in 1989 by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of the Orthodox Church — and now embraced by the wider ecumenical family — as the World Day of Prayer for Creation. Creation Season ends on October 4th, the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, often called the patron saint of ecology.
We observe this special season in the hope that caring for Creation will increasingly be woven into every aspect of congregational life. Through preaching and prayer, and in sacrificial acts of generosity and bold public witness, we hope to strengthen our Christian response to the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor.
WHAT WILL YOUR CONGREGATION DO THIS CREATION SEASON?
WHAT WILL YOU DO?
The Episcopal Church provides abundant resources for celebrating Creation Season, including an ecumenical weekly devotional, a Season of Creation Website (including the Season of Creation 2020 prayer, plus information on events and how to take action), and Episcopal liturgical resources for honoring God in Creation. Take a look!