Since 1929 many churches in the United States have observed Rogation Sunday, which is today, but because we insist on objecting to most everything, we have changed it’s name to Rural Life Sunday, or Soil Stewardship Sunday. Many evangelical and other urban churches simply choose to ignore it completely.
Services on this day examine the religious aspects of rural life. In 1969 the Roman Catholic Church cancelled the Rogation Days, after pressure from former objectors.
In their place Church authorities instituted days of prayer for human needs, human works, and the fruits of the earth. Local bishops may now set appropriate dates for these observances in their dioceses.
It seeming fitting to recognize the world in which we live, the bounty which it provides and all that is it.