The Season of Creation in the Church’s year runs from 01 September (the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation) through to the feast of St Francis of Assisi on 04 October. This period is also celebrated in a similar style in several other denominations.
This year the theme is ‘A home for all? Renewing the Oikos of God’.
The Rev. Dr. Chad Rimmer, Chair of the Ecumenical Season of Creation Steering Committee and Program Executive for Lutheran Theology and Practice for the Lutheran World Federation, encouraged all Christians to use the season to take action and to truly create a home for all of creation.
“The Season of Creation theme focuses on the fact that the Earth belongs to God, and each beloved creature belongs to this common home (Psalm 24:1). The Greek word for ‘home’ is oikos. By rooting our theme in the concept of home, we point to the integral web of relationships that sustain the well-being of the Earth.
“We have to ensure a just home for all creatures for life on our planet to thrive, and that requires ecological, economic and technological solutions that are rooted in a faithful vision of justice for the dignity of every creature.”
The Commission is planning two online liturgies – one at the beginning and one at the end of the season.
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