Pope Francis has established an annual day of global prayer for creation to be celebrated on 1 September. The Day of Prayer is in unity with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, who began a similar day of prayer for the Orthodox Church in 1989. It is also the first day of Creation Time suggested by the European […]
In 1989 the Ecumenical Patriarch suggested that 1 September, the first day of the Orthodox Church's year, should be observed as a day "of protection of the natural environment". Ten years later the European Christian Environmental Network (ECEN) widened this proposal, urging churches to adopt a Time for Creation stretching from 1 September to the feast of St Francis on 4 October and this was endorsed by the 3rd European Ecumenical Assembly in Sibiu, Romania in 2007, which recommended that the period "be dedicated to prayer for the protection of Creation and the promotion of sustainable lifestyles that reverse our contribution to climate change".
Since 2008, CTBI has published resources for Creation Time produced by the churches.
Current material and resources from recent years are available to download on this website:
Resources from 2008 to 2013 are available on our archive website at www.ctbiarchive.org/295
1 September – 4 October 2015 Download resources to observe Creation Time 2015. Here we will provide links to materials produced by the churches and other groups for Creation Time 2015. Eco-congregation Scotland Eco-Congregation Scotland has produced worship material that follows the World Council of Churches (WCC) theme, Joining the Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace. […]
1 September – 4 October 2014 God, Whose Farm is All Creation For Creation Time 2014 an ecumenical group, brought together by Eco Congregation Scotland, has prepared material to support worship leaders, responding to the UN International year of Family Farming and using a lectionary produced by the Church of England Diocese of Bath and […]