The Season of Creation is a time to renew our relationship with our Creator and all creation through celebration, conversion, and commitment. During the Season of Creation, we join our sisters and brothers in the ecumenical family in prayer and action for our common home.
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How to Participate in
the Season of Creation
Here are some ways you can join Springfield Dominican Sisters and Associates in the celebration.
LIVE Online Prayer Service
Global Ecumenical Online Prayer Service.
Pray for Creation with Christians worldwide
Wednesday, September 1, 2021, 6:00am CST
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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.
In 1989 Ecumenical Patriarch Dimitrios I proclaimed September 1 as a day of prayer for creation for Orthodox Christians because 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 .
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.
Throughout the month-long celebration, the world’s 2.2 billion Christians come together to care for our common home.
Visit the Season of Creation website to learn more ways you can participate.