Pope Francis encourages participation
in Season of Creation
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.
Pope Francis encourages participation in Seasons of Creation: “Now is the time for all people, especially Catholics and Christians, to increase their commitment to our common home by doing more than ever to protect God’s creation.”
Ecumenical Patriarch Dimitrios I proclaimed September 1 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 September 1 until October 4.
Pope Francis made the Roman Catholic Church’s warm welcoming of the season official in 2015.
The season starts September 1, the Day of Prayer for Creation, and ends October 4, 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. Please join us.
Resources for prayer and action Herehttps://seasonofcreation.org/