Season Of Creation¶
The Season of Creation is a “season of increased prayer and effort on behalf of our common home.”
Season of Creation activities are coordinated by an ecumenical steering committee, which was formed to help Christians around the world fulfill the purpose of the season. As the urgent need to solve the environmental crisis continues to grow, Christian churches have been called to strengthen their united response. The Season of Creation ecumenical steering committee came together to provide resources to empower Christians to respond to our faith, each in the way of his or her own denomination, during this shared season of reflection and action.
The Season of Creation is a time to renew our relationship with our Creator and all creation through celebration, conversion, and commitment together. During the Season of Creation, we join our sisters and brothers in the ecumenical family in prayer and action for our common home.
Ecumenical Patriarch Dimitrios I proclaimed 1 September as a day of prayer for creation for the Orthodox in 1989. In fact, the Orthodox church year starts on that day with a commemoration of how God created the world.
The World Council of Churches was instrumental in making the special time a season, extending the celebration from 1 September until 4 October.
Following the leadership of Ecumenical Patriarch Dimitrios I and the WCC, Christians worldwide have embraced the season as part of their annual calendar. Pope Francis made the Roman Catholic Church’s warm welcoming of the season official in 2015.
In recent years, statements from religious leaders around the world have also encouraged the faithful to take time to care for creation during the month-long celebration.
The season starts 1 September, the Day of Prayer for Creation, and ends 4 October, the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of ecology beloved by many Christian denominations.
Throughout the month-long celebration, the world’s 2.2 billion Christians come together to care for our common home.
Eestis on palju inimesi ja ühendusi, kes küll ei nimeta ennast kristlasteks, kuid teevad tegelikult seda, mida Jumal tahab: nad hoolitsevad looduse ja inimlikuse eest.
Nende inimeste ja ühenduste eest me palvetame sel kuul erinevates kohtades.
Õnnista Eestis tegutsevaid inimesi, kes hoolitsevad loodus- ja inimkaitse eest.
Õnnista poliitikuid ja ettevõtjaid, et nad leppiksid kokku õigeid reegleid, mis võimaldavad kõikidele inimeste elada rahus Maa peal nii täna kui ka tulevikus.