Archdiocese of America Launches Creation Care Toolkit

The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. (Photo by TNH/Costas Bej)

NEW YORK – The Department of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical & Interfaith Relations of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America has launched a Creation Care Toolkit with the goal of helping individuals and parishes take immediate action to care for God’s Creation. The Toolkit, as announced by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America in his Encyclical for September 1st, is available at www.goarch.org/en/society/ecology.

In his most recent encyclical for the Feast of Indiction and the Day of Protection of the Environment, His All-Holiness Ecumenical Bartholomew writes, “The ecological culture of the Orthodox faith is the realization of its Eucharistic vision of creation, summarized and expressed in its church life and practice. This is the Orthodox Church’s eternal message on the issue of ecology. … Adhering to this tradition, the Mother Church calls upon its Archdioceses and Metropolises, as well as its parishes and monasteries throughout the world, to develop initiatives, coordinate projects, organize conferences and activities that foster environmental awareness and sensitivity, so that our faithful may realize that the protection of the natural environment is the spiritual responsibility of each and every one of us.”

“The Creation Care Toolkit offers easy to find Sunday School lesson plans, videos, articles, vespers service and more. These resources have been designed for use by the parishes and communities to begin their own Creation Care activities. For more information please contact the Department of Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical & Interfaith Relations at 212.570.3593,” according to the Archdiocese’s announcement.

2 Comments

  1. How about an Anti-Fraud, Anti-Corruption, Full Accountability Toolkit for each hierarch and GOA employee? Make one in Turkish, too,for the EP and his boys.

    This is a distraction, and a costly one at that, to deflect attention from the real problems and to appease their Euro Leftist Bogus Bosses. A sad joke.

  2. Bart needs to learn conservatives build families and churches but liberals build taverns and brothels. He wants to appease the left because he feels only they protect his safety, but the values of the left will only diminish his flock. Most Greek Republicans I knew from the Giuliani campaign are no longer part of the church.

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