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SOC Opening Prayer Service

September 1, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm CEST

This 1 September, Feast of Creation, also known as Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, opens the Season of Creation 2023. Faith leaders from around the globe will lead this time of prayer and reflection as we celebrate the start of the Season of Creation, on this year’s theme, “Let Justice and Peace Flow”.

The service will be an adapted version of the ecumenical prayer service found in the 2023 SOC Celebration Guide. It will be led by the following faith leaders:

  • Rev Dr Jerry Pillay, General Secretary of the World Council of Churches
  • Sr Alessandra Smerilli, Secretary of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development
  • Bishop Marc Andrus, Episcopal Diocese of California
  • Dr Louk Andrianos, World Council of Churches and member of the Season of Creation Ecumenical Steering Committee
  • Sarah Eulitz, World Student Christian Federation-Europe
  • Stephen Taylor, Diocesan Secretary of the Diocese of Canterbury, Church of England, board member of the European Christian Environmental Network (ECEN)

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September 1, 2023
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm CEST
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