Season of Creation 2021
1st Sept – 4th Oct
During this time our Sunday worship and Evening Prayer will be shaped around celebarating God as Creator and our response to Him.
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“By the word of the Lord the heavens were made,
their starry host by the breath of his mouth.”
This year’s theme:
A home for all?
Renewing the Oikos of God
During the 2021 Season of Creation, from 1 September through 4 October, thousands of Christians on six continents united for a time of restoration and hope, a jubilee for our Earth, and discovered radically new ways of living with creation.
By focusing the subtheme on the concept of oikos, we hope to lift up the integral nature of the many relationships that hold the web of life together. Within the whole inhabited Earth (oikoumene), the Church (oikoumene) calls all households and societies (oikos) to turn our political, social and economic systems (oikonomia) towards just, sustainable economies of life, which respect the limits and life giving ecological boundaries (oikologia) of our common home.
The origin story of Creationtide
The season of Creationtide, also known as the Season Of Creation, has its origins in the Eastern Orthodox Church which in 1989 declared September 1st as a day of prayer for creation. Over the following decades, as awareness of the present ecological challenges facing our world grew, this single day of prayer developed into a liturgical season running from September 1st to October 4th, the feast day of St Francis of Assisi.
This season of Creationtide has been embraced by the leaders of the Anglican, Catholic and Orthodox churches, as well as by several major ecumenical groups including the World Council of Churches. During Creationtide Christians around the world are encouraged to pray for, and care for, God’s good creation.
Events, Services and more
ECUMENICAL ONLINE GLOBAL PRAYER
Wednesday, 1st September
This year’s Season of Creation theme is “A Home for All? Renewing the oikos of God”. Oikos is a Greek word for the Earth community. It is an invitation to be united in our human vocation to reshape just and sustainable political, social and economic systems that respect the life-giving ecological limits of the Earth. This year’s ecumenical prayer centers the voices of Indigenous Christians, and is led by leaders and representatives from the global ecumenical family.
- Ecumenical Online Global Prayer
1st September 2021, 1pm
- Ökumenischer Tag der Schöpfung 2021
Der ökumenische Tag der Schöpfung wird an zahlreichen Orten und auch an verschiedenen Terminen bis zum 4. Oktober gefeiert.
- St Martin / Freiburg
events and services during creationtide 2021
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There is a fantastic range of prayer resources for all ages to explore: