Anglican Overseas Aid is pleased to announce our participation in the Season of Creation, standing alongside thousands of Christians from around the world in this transformative celebration that encourages all Christians to care for our common home.
As a leading partner in this global initiative, Anglican Overseas Aid will be committing ourselves to prayer, reflection and encouraging our supporters and church partners to engage in Season of Creation in their own communities.
The Season of Creation is a time to renew our relationship with our Creator and all creation through repenting, repairing, and rejoicing together. The annual season, which runs from 1 September through 4 October, is our time to connect with our Creator on a deeper, more intentional level.
For decades, Christians across the globe have reconciled with our Creator during the annual season.
Ecumenical Patriarch Dimitrios I for the Orthodox proclaimed 1 September as a day of prayer for creation in 1989. In fact, the Orthodox church year starts on that day with a commemoration of how God created the world.
Since then, Anglicans, Lutherans, Evangelicals, and Reformed Christians have embraced the season as part of their annual calendar.
Season of Creation Focus
During the Season of Creation, we join our sisters and brothers in the ecumenical family in prayer and action for our common home. This year, amid crises that have shaken our world, we’re awakened to the urgent need to heal our relationships with creation and each other. From 1 September through 4 October, we will enter a time of restoration and hope, a jubilee for our Earth, that requires radically new ways of living with creation.
The season starts on 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, Christians all over the world will come together to repair and restore the bonds that heal us.