Season of Creation

September 1st to October 4th  


What is the “Season of Creation”?

Every year, from September 1st to October 4th, churches are called to participate in the “Season of Creation”. The World Council of Churches has been promoting this theme since 2008. This special time of year has gained popularity in Europe, and the United Church of Canada was the first to celebrate it here in Canada.

Why September 1st to October 4th?

In 1989, Demetrios I, Patriarch of Constantinople decided to dedicate the first day of the Orthodox liturgical year (September 1) to the protection of the environment. He then invited the whole Christian world to join in so that “every year on this day, we raise prayers of thanks for the great gift of the created world, prayers of supplication for its protection and salvation”. In 2015, Pope Francis named September 1st the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation.

October 4th is the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi. He is the patron saint of ecology in the Catholic tradition since 1979. He is a model of integral ecology, demonstrating that the love for the poor, the sick and for all creatures comes from the same Source.

What to do during the “Season of Creation”?

We invite Christian communities to organize various activities on the theme of Creation Care between September 1st and October 4th: prayer services, intergenerational activities, conferences, activities for children and young people, fund raising, etc.

Be part of this global movement by signing up your event:





Previous Seasons of Creation

2023 Season of Creation

Poster 2023

Calendar/Key Dates 2023

test EN calendar

2023 Prayer Guide

2023 Education and Action Guide

2023 Family and Community Guide

 2022 Season of Creation

Poster 2022

Calendar/Key Dates 2022


2022 Prayer Guide

2022 Education Guide

2022 Family and Community Guide

To view each of the four themes of creation individually, click on the themes below:

Season of Creation 2021

2021 Action Activity

2021 Prayer Guide

2021 Education Guide

Download the 2020 Calendar

Download Calendar

Spirituality Activity

Poster 2017

Fundraising Guide

Spirituality Activity

Education Activity

Action Activity