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Resolution on Creation Season

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Creation Season 2008 (Year A)
March 30 – May 4, 2008

Non-Scripture Readings

Welcome! We're glad you're planning on observing a liturgical season of creation. We have prepared some materials for you to use in worship, teaching, and personal reflection.

The list of Readings below is designed to help you select alternative readings for use in services or for reflection on the water themes of this Creation Season. The readings come from Earth Prayers From around the World: 365 Prayers, Poems, and Invocations for Honoring the Earth, Edited by Elizabeth Roberts and Elias Amidon; Published by Harper Colllins

Ecological Self

Page
Author
4
Walt Whitman
5
Navajo
6
Hildegard of Bingen
10
Chief Seattle
19
Marvin Wycke Jr.
23
Dylan Thomas

Sacred Space

Page
Author
43
Gary Snyder
57
Jewish Prayer
59
Sukla Yajur Veda XVl
62
Jewish Prayer and Edward Abbey

Passion

Page
Author
81
Carole Forman
82
UN Environmental Sabbath*
86
Black Elk

* Useful as litany or adapted to prayers of people

Healing

Page
Author
97
Nancy Wood
98
T S Eliot
102
Wendell Berry
104
Robinson Jeffers
106
Chinook Blessing Litany*
111
Hagen Hasselbalch*
112
Rabbi Rami M. Shapiro
114
Phillipine Fisherman’s Song
117
Navajo Chant*
142
Langston Hughes
143
Paula Gunn Allen
153
Hindu Prayer

* Useful as litany or adapted to prayers of people

Elements

Page
Author
162
Allah Renee Bozarth
165
Thomas Merton
172
Mary Rogers - Gaelic
200
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin*
203
Ashanti Prayer
204
Irish Blessing*
219
African Canticle

* Useful as litany or adapted to prayers of people

Praise and Blessing

Page
Author
226
St Francis of Assisi*
228
North American Conference on Christianity and Ecology*
305
Julian of Norwich
307
Theodore Roethke
318
Daniel Berrigan
326
Antoinette Adam
335
Thich Nhat Hanh
338
Eleanor Farjean
352
John Lame Deer
356
Marcia Falk

* Useful as litany or adapted to prayers of people

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Note: The List of alternate readings was prepared by the Rev Margaret W. Thomas.

 

We welcome your comments. Please address your comments or additional reflections to any MEESC member, or mail them to:


MEESC
c/o C. Morello
4451 Lakeside Drive
Eveleth, MN 55743-4400 USA

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