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Creation Time

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Some years ago a group of Orthodox churches proposed that the period from the beginning of September to the 4th October be dedicated to prayer for the protection of creation and the promotion of sustainable lifestyles that reverse our contribution to climate change.

Subsequently at the third Ecumenical Assembly of Christians of Europe, in September 2007, this recommendation was enshrined in the final Assembly Message.

Since then, Christians across Europe are making the liturgical material they have produced with a creation theme available for everyone to use.  The European Christian Environment Network (ECEN) collects this material and you can find it on their website to browse and use in your own church.

Suggestions include prayers, litanies, symbolic acts and Bible texts to use in preparing worship services, devotions or other liturgical events that focus on climate change and the care of creation.

Visit ECEN – and follow the links to Creation Time.

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