How to Observe A Holy Lent
I invite you, therefore, in the name of the Church, to the observance of a holy Lent, by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God’s holy Word. And, to make a right beginning of repentance, and as a mark of our mortal nature, let us now kneel before the Lord, our maker and redeemer.” (BCP, page 265)
Lent is the season of the church year just before Holy Week and Easter Sunday.
Also, please keep watch in the Weekly eBlast for additional opportunities that our church plans to offer this Lenten season.
Five Resources From Around The Church
- The Episcopal Church website lists many available resources for Lent, including: Preparing to Become the Beloved Community, a vision document that lays out The Episcopal Church’s long-term commitment to racial healing, reconciliation, and justice; weekly video lessons in Life Transformed – The Way of Love in Lent; and Living the Way of Love, a 40 day devotional by Mary Bea Sullivan available through Church Publishing.
- United Thank Offering has a Lenten journal to document a daily gratitude challenge as well as two separate resources for children that can be emailed or printed out and mailed to families.
- Lent Madness is an offering of Forward Movement, created in 2010 by the Rev. Tim Schenck. Instead of basketball’s March Madness, Lent Madness pits saints against each other in a tournament-like, single elimination bracket. To join in the fun and learn more about the saints, click here. To see Forward Movement’s different Lenten and Easter products, click here.
- Living Compass offers a variety of Lenten resources as part of their series, Living Well Through Lent 2022: Letting Go With All Your Heart, Soul, Strength and Mind. It includes a daily email, a Lent devotional available in English and Spanish, and a private Facebook discussion group moderated by Robbin Brent, Carolyn Karl, Jan Kwiatkowski, and Scott Stoner.
- Episcopal Relief and Development sends daily meditations during Lent. These reflections are organized into Episcopal Relief & Development’s priorities: Women, Children and Climate, and include a focus on their Disaster Resilience & Response work. Click here to sign up to receive their Lenten Meditations 2022.