Why Season of Creation?
From September 1st to October 4th Christians around the world celebrate, pray and care for creation. It’s the “Season of Creation” celebrated by Christian churches around the globe.
The Anglican Church takes care for creation seriously. Our fifth mark of mission is “To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth”
As the Anglican Church we have different Seasons in our Liturgical Calendar, we re-member God the Son at Christmas and Easter, we remember God the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, but when do we preach and teach about God the Father, the Creator?
The Season of Creation was first adopted in 1989 by the Greek Orthodox Church and the concept has rapidly spread to other denominations. Since then churches in the Philippines, Australia, Europe, New Zealand the USA and many other countries have taken initiatives to develop materials for the ‘Season of Creation’ or ‘Time of Creation’. Most commonly is it celebrated between Creation Day (Sep 1st t) and the feast of St Francis of Assisi on October 4th.
The Anglican Church of Southern Africa Environmental Network has produced resource books to complement the Season of Creation.
Other resource material is also available (see below)