Season of Creation 2021
“I am establishing my covenant with you and with your descendants after you, and with every living creature … of the earth …”
We are part of a single, wondrously complex web of life that is woven by God. Each year from 1 September to 4 October, the Christian family celebrates the good gift of creation. This global celebration began in 1989 with the Ecumenical Patriarchate’s recognition of the day of prayer for creation and is now embraced by the wide ecumenical community.
During the Season of Creation, we unite as one family in Christ, celebrating the bonds we share with each other and with “every living creature.” (Genesis 9.10) Every act of worship should be one that is thankful for all of the mysteries and wonders of God’s creation but, in a special way, the Season follows the Psalmists’ call to join our song of praise with the forests, rivers and fields who bring their own praise to the Creator.
The Christian family celebrates the Season by spending time in prayer, considering ways to more sustainably inhabit our common home, and lifting our voices in the public sphere. We all protect creation. It is powerfully good work that is urgently needed. This Season of Creation, we offer our reflections on the web of life itself, in the hope that they might provoke richer contemplation and deeper responses among us.