'Creation' Tagged Posts

'Creation' Tagged Posts

Living in the Wild: A Blessing to Creation

Originally written for the Diocese of Arizona’s E-pistle Newsletter on 20 May 2021             “Almighty and everlasting God, Creator of all things and giver of all life, let your blessing be upon this creation and grant that it may serve to your glory and the welfare of your people.” These are the opening lines of one of the prayers for the rogation procession on rogation days – a time that we have honored and prayed for the bounty of God’s…

Rogation, Creation, and a Pandemic

In one week’s time, the Church will celebrate the Feast of the Ascension on May 21. It is a feast day that happens every year and is considered one of the principle feasts of the church year. On the Sunday prior to the feast of the Ascension, the church recognizes another type of celebration called Rogation Sunday.  Rogation days originated in the 5th century in France when a bishop called for days of fasting and prayer to ward off a…