During Lent, the whole Church is invited to a “holy observance…by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God’s holy Word.” (BCP, 265)
Lent begins with Ash Wednesday, February 17 in 2021, forty-plus days before Easter Sunday on April 4th, 2021. During Lent we recommit to Christian practices such as prayer, almsgiving, fasting, and reconciliation to prepare to enter the mystery of Easter. Through these practices, we deepen our commitment to the Christian life and prepare to renew their baptismal promises.
We offer these resources to help you, your family, and our congregation to set aside this time of preparation and reflection.
Liturgical Resources for Lent
The Book of Common Prayer includes liturgies for Lent and Holy Week, including the Great Litany on p. 148, Ash Wednesday on p 264 and the Triduum beginning on p. 274.
Lenten Resources by ERD
Lent was officially designated at the 2009 General Convention of The Episcopal Church as a time for dioceses, congregations and individuals to remember and support the work of Episcopal Relief & Development. Liturgical resources to help congregations observe Episcopal Relief & Development Sunday are available at episcopalrelief.org/sunday.
You are invited to sign up for ERD's daily Lenten Meditations
Lenten Resources for Adults
The Episcopal Church website offers a number of resources for Lent and Holy Week.
Lent Madness by Forward Movement has become a popular bracket competition and fun, engaging way for people to learn about the men and women comprising the Church’s Calendar of Saints. Vote for your favorite saint and see who wins the golden halo in 2021. Who says you can’t have fun in Lent?
Living Well through Lent 2021 by Living Compass offers daily reflections in print and by email. Look for their Facebook page for an online community to follow up on weekly reflections.
The Soul’s Journey, offered through Forward Movement, presents beautiful imagery of the stations of the cross with reflections by well-known faith leaders to help participants relate this story of self-sacrifice and profound love to their own lives.
Lenten Resources for Children and Youth
CandlePress is a perennial favorite for resources, including free Lent resources for families with young children.
Give Us This Day offers daily reflections with bread recipes that are easy for the entire household. The reflections connect our faith with the world in which we live.
Other favorite books for children and youth to read during Lent include
Lenten Resources for Households
Holy Week Prayers for Households is a set of one-minute prayers for each day of Holy Week recorded by the Rev. Jenifer Gamber.Holy Week at Home offers resources for the Triduum and Easter for households by Wendy Claire Barrie.
Browse EDOW.org under Lenten Resources for more information and activities.
Beginning on Wednesday February 24, 2021, the Rector will lead Noonday Healing Prayers and Fellowship.
Since a prayer discipline during the season of Lent is especially important, we want to provide a prayer opportunity to offer intercessions for those suffering from COVID-19 and those ministering to patients and families along with remembering those on our parish list.
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Hope to see you for prayers on ZOOM this coming Wednesday.
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