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Eco-Justice Resolutions
from Dioceses of the Episcopal Church

Liturgical Creation Cycle of the Pentecost Season

Passed in the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey in February 27, 2008


Resolution 2009-2
Liturgical Creation Cycle of the Pentecost Season

 

Be it Resolved, That the 225th Annual Convention of the Diocese of New Jersey commend to the diocese and congregations the celebration of a liturgical Creation cycle of the Pentecost Season from St. Francis’ Day to Advent, for the purpose of affirming the sacredness of God’s creation, of spreading hope about God’s reconciling work in creation and an understanding of environmental stewardship and ecological justice; and be it further

Resolved, That the Diocesan Convention propose the following resolution to the General Convention of the Episcopal Church meeting in 2009:

TITLE: Creation Cycle of the Pentecost Season

Resolved, the House of __________________ concurring, That the 76th General Convention establish a liturgical Creation Cycle of the Pentecost Season from St. Francis’ Day to Advent, for the purpose of affirming the sacredness of God’s creation, of spreading hope about God’s reconciling work in creation and an under­standing of environmental stewardship and ecological justice; and be it further

Resolved, That the General Convention direct the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music to develop prayers and other liturgical materials celebrating a Pente­cost Season Creation Cycle for inclusion in the next edition of the Book of Occasional Services and that it report its work to the 77th General Convention.

 

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