Christians come together to celebrate Season of Creation

July 8, 2020

The Season of Creation is the time to focus on what matters.

Amidst the worsening climate crisis and the coronavirus pandemic, our sisters and brothers around the world are clamoring for hope and restoration.

Now is the time for Christians to come together, take action, and show the world what love for creation looks like.

Choose hope and action: Join the world’s 2.2 billion Christians from six continents as they unite to celebrate the Season of Creation.

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 by taking action for creation.

Past inspirational activities have included prayer services for creation, climate strikes, tree-planting ceremonies, and sustainable food events.

How will you celebrate? Register your interest for the Season of Creation.

Ecumenical Patriarch Dimitrios I for the Orthodox proclaimed 1 September as a day of prayer for creation in 1989.

Since then, Anglicans, Lutherans, Evangelicals, and Reformed Christians have embraced the season as part of their annual calendar.

Pope Francis made the Catholic Church’s warm welcoming of the season official in 2015. He used powerful words last year when he invited all Catholics to take part in the ecumenical initiative.

“This is the season for letting our prayer be inspired anew by closeness to nature  . . . to reflect on our lifestyles . . . for undertaking prophetic actions . . . directing the planet towards life, not death.”

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 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.