The Anglican Church of Southern Africa has adopted the Season of Creation as part of their worship. Click here to download the resource (PDF file).
This book contains material on the following themes: climate change and eco-justice, food and environmental justice, water sustainable energy and biodiversity.There is a clear link between care for God’s creation and justice, for our degradation of God’s world is impacting upon the most vulnerable in society.This is a revision of the Season of Creation 2, with new liturgical materials.
Here is a message from Archbishop Thabo.
“I am delighted to introduce ‘Season of Creation Two’. I pray that it will be used widely in the Province and inspire us to take action to care for God’s creation. The environment has been identified as one of the eight core areas of ministry for ACSA. However this is not a new area for us to explore, I am reminded of the words in the Book of Common Prayer..
We give you thanks, most gracious God, for the beauty of the earth and sky and sea;
for the richness of mountains, plains, and rivers;
for the songs of birds and the loveliness of flowers.
We praise you for these good gifts and pray that we may safeguard them for our posterity.
Grant that we may continue to grow in our grateful enjoyment of your abundant creation,
to the honor and glory of your name, now and forever.
–The Book of Common Prayer (1549)
Sadly, we have not done a great job of safeguarding Gods good gifts for posterity , and we are faced with environmental degradation, climate change and soaring food prices. May God bring blessing to your people and community as you use this resource.”
Archbishop Thabo Makgoba