Let Us Celebrate the Season of Creation, Together!

September 1, 2021

Peaceful greetings everyone! 

As our world faces a crisis greater than the global pandemic, we are all called to pause and reflect on how our relationship with nature is working or not. Join us in this year’s Season of Creation. 

The Season of Creation is the annual Christian celebration of prayer and action for our common home. Together, the ecumenical family around the world unites to pray and protect God’s creation. 

The season starts 1st September, the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, and ends 4th October, the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of ecology beloved by many Christian denominations. 

Here in the Philippines, we are extending our activities until October 10th, Indigenous People’s Sunday. This year we will be uniting around the theme, “A HOME FOR ALL? RENEWING THE OIKOS OF GOD.” Oikos is the Greek word for “home,” or “household.” 

By rooting our theme in the concept of Oikos, we celebrate the integral web of relationships that sustain the well-being of the Earth. This year’s symbol, Abraham’s tent, signifies our commitment to safeguard a place for all who share our common home, just as Abraham did in the Book of Genesis. 

You’re encouraged to place Abraham’s tent in a local garden as a sign of hospitality for the excluded. Communities are invited to pray with and for the most vulnerable in their community. 

The tent can also be present in liturgies or events throughout the Season of Creation as a symbol of the community’s intention to create a home for all. Individuals and communities are invited to participate through prayer, sustainability projects, or advocacy.  

We hope that this Season of Creation renews our baptismal call to care and sustain this ecological turning so that life may flourish, and all creatures may find their place to flourish in our common home. 

Visit SeasonOfCreation.org for more details.

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