Christians unite in World Day of Prayer for Creation

by Gavin Drake


Source: Anglican Communion News Service

Christians around the globe are uniting in a World Day of Prayer for Creation today (Thursday 1 September) – a move which was started by the spiritual leader of the Orthodox churches. The day of prayer – and the Season of Creation that runs from today to the Feast of St Francis of Assisi (4 October) – was launched by the Ecumenical Patriarch Dimitrios in 1989. Last year Pope Francis called on Catholics to join in; and the Anglican Consultative Council – while not specifying any particular period – has repeatedly called on Anglican Provinces to set aside a liturgical season of prayer for creation and the environment.

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