a OBSERVATÓRIO DA PAX: Christians unite in World Day of Prayer for Creation

quinta-feira, 1 de setembro de 2016

Christians unite in World Day of Prayer for Creation

[ACNS, by Gavin Drake] 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.

This year, many Orthodox, Catholic, Protestant, and Anglican organisations have joined together in what may the first significant cross-denominational movement of prayer on this scale. Together, they are encouraging the 2.2 billion Christians worldwide to pray and act on ecological issues over the next month. And they are promoting a new ecumenical resource website: seasonofcreation.org(...)


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