THE EPISCOPAL DIOCESE OF WASHINGTON ADOPTS SEASON OF CREATION
The Episcopal Diocese of Washington in January 2019 adopted a resolution at its annual convention encouraging parishes within the Diocese to celebrate a Season of Creation.
his action followed the visit to Washington last October of Bishop Ellinah from the Diocese of Swaziland and the Rev. Dr. Rachel Mash, Canon for the Environment for the Anglican Church of Southern Africa.
We are pleased to report that Bishop Mariann has now approved five Season of Creation liturgies for use within the Diocese of Washington (this October or at any time during the year) addressing topics of water, land, biodiversity, stewardship of God’s creation, and dishonoring God’s creation. The liturgies can be found at https://www.edow.org/forms-and-resources/liturgy-sacraments
The Southern Africa Links Committee and the Environmental Network developed these resources over the summer and the Bishop authorizes them for use in our congregations this October, or at any other time of the year. The resource includes a letter from the developers, and extensive lectionary on with different thematic focus, and prayers for various parts of the Eucharistic liturgy.
We have borrowed from the foundational work of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa in preparing these liturgies.
Southern Africa Link Committee
Episcopal Diocese of Washington