Season of Creation 2019 Celebration Guide

The 42nd General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada voted to adopt The Season of Creation as an annual time of prayer, education and action.  

Beginning September 1, the Day of Prayer for Creation, and running through October 4, the Feast of St. Francis (patron saint of ecology), Christians across the ecumenical spectrum are encouraged to join together in prayer for creation and environmental stewardship.  

This season is a special time for the Creator and each other. Some of us pray, some of us do hands-on projects, some of us advocate. We all protect creation.  

The momentum continues long after the season ends. By seeding ongoing prayer, changes in lifestyle and advocacy, the season grows hope in our communities each year. General Synod, as an example, also passed resolutions encouraging parishes and dioceses to curtail their purchase of single-use plastic products by 2023, and to support the new Global Goals for Sustainable Development which aim to end poverty, protect the planet and pursue the common good.  

Ways to Observe Season of Creation

- Hold a sustainability event

- Plant a tree

- Hold an ourdoor service

- Reduce your carbon footprint

- For inspiration, read the inaugural issue of Epiphanies, a digital magazine produced by the staff of the Anglican Journal