O Lord, how manifold are your works!
In wisdom you have made them all;
the earth is full of your creatures.
Christ Church Cathedral is committed to the ongoing work of caring for God’s creation by practicing environmental stewardship in our own Cathedral operations, by encouraging our members to do the same in their personal lives and workplaces, and by presenting practical ways for people to be involved.
The urgency of the climate and ecological crisis calls for a prophetic response. Our Gospel affirms that God in Christ loves the whole of creation, not only human beings, and that God pronounced the world “very good” (Gen. 1:31), and gave to us humans the task to “till and keep” the Earth (Gen 2:15) as stewards and caregivers rather than owners (Ps. 24:1).
- We follow and support the Creation Care ministry of the Diocese of Western Massachusetts and of the Episcopal Church. Please click on their links for more information. If you would like to be involved in the Creation Care ministry of Christ Church Cathedral, please contact the Cathedral office or Dean Callard.
For more information, and for practical ways to be involved, please see the series of articles below written by Cathedral Member Paul Barten.
United Nations Sustainable Development Program ‘Take Action’ website_Paul Barten_Sept 2022
1-Two Percent Per Year_Paul Barten_September 2019
2-Tape an egg to your gas pedal_Paul Barten_October 2019
3-Who left this light burning_Paul Barten_November 2019
4-Frugal …the Best Sense of the Word_Paul Barten_December 2019
5-We Have Hope of What We Are Doing_Paul Barten_January 2020
6-Just Two Ounces of Steel_Paul Barten_February 2020
7-And These Thy Gifts_Paul Barten_March 2020
8.1-Trees!_Paul Barten_April 2020
9-Composting_Paul Barten_May 2020
10-Fixing Things_Paul Barten_June 2020
11-A Nice Green Lawn_Paul Barten_August 2020
12-Increasing Our Creation Care Pledge by Two Percent Per Year_Paul Barten_Sept 2020
Suggested Reading on Themes of Environmental Conservation and Stewardship_Barten_Nov_2020