Lent - A definition from the Episcopal Church

Lent: A Rookie Anglican Guide

Four Steps of Lament. For lament to do it’s work in us and in the world, it must be characterized by four key ingredients: rest, remembrance, repentance, and restitution/recompense.

Choosing a Lenten Practice by Lilly Lewin. Lent is the season of the Church Year 6 weeks between Ash Wednesday and Easter. Lent reminds us of Jesus’s 40 days in the wilderness after his baptism. The three traditional pillars of Lenten practice are prayer, fasting, and alms giving.

House for All Sinners and Saints’ 40 Ideas for Keeping a Holy Lent by Nadia Bolz Weber. 40 ideas for keeping a holy Lent.

Lent is Not About What You Give Up by Henry Karlson. During the Great Fast, let us not think about what we are giving up. Let us think about what we are willing to receive.

Lent Bible Reading Plan (40 Days). This Lent reading plan walks through each of the four Gospels during the Lent season. What better way to prepare for Easter than to read the complete story of Jesus' birth, life, death and resurrection? 

A Lent Where #BlackLivesMatter: 10 Ideas for Black History Month and the White Church. “So this is my challenge to my white brothers and sisters: Immerse yourself in Black history this month. All of it. And listen. Listen to a history that is not your own, that confronts your own, that shatters your own. And allow those stories to change you, to disrupt you, to transform you.

A Sermon by Augustine of Hippo: Lent is the Epitome of Our Whole Life

Breathe In The Breath of Life: A Lenten Breath Prayer


Desktop Meditation: A Lenten Journey. This "mini retreat" offers viewers a chance to reflect on their personal journey through the 40 days of Lent. United Methodist missionary, the Rev. Romeo del Rosario, sings United Methodist hymn #386​, Come, O Thou Traveler Unknown.

Lent in 3 Minutes by Busted Halo - a media resource that helps people understand the Catholic faith, put it into practice in their everyday lives, and share it with others. 


‘Lenten Learn’ Speaker Series. Join us online Wednesdays during Lent starting February 24th at 12:00pm. The idea for this speaker series evolved out of the small group work we engaged in around the themes of humility, mercy, and justice. Our presenters will take us on a journey from past to present and inform our work together moving forward as we seek a more just New Orleans. Register Now!

Stations in the Street. Opening Sunday, February 21 and on display through the season of Lent along Jackson Avenue, this art installation by Scott Erikson offers 12 images that journey through Jesus’ last days. Guided clergy tours will be offered Sundays in Lent at 5:15 pm (Feb 21, 28, Mar 7, 14, 21).

Stations of the Cross: Overcoming Racism. This new Stations of the Cross resource on overcoming racism can help you, your family, or faith community reflect on the pastoral letter against racism, Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call to Love. A rich Lenten reflection, this prayer resource can help open our hearts to the persistent sin of racism and the call to help overcome it.

Everyone’s Way of the Cross by Clarence Enzler. This Way of the Cross liturgy combines text from Everyone’s Way of the Cross by Clarence Enzler and beautiful images of the stations on the wall of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Lakewood.

Come, Pray: Lent 2021. Society of Saint John the Evangelist is offering a Lent and Learn series called "Come, Pray". After the last year in which churches around the world have been closed and congregations scattered, the SSJE Brothers invite you to “Come, Pray.” The series is centered on a weekly 20-minute video and invites participants to explore and experience diverse prayer practices alongside the Brothers through joining our regular, live-streamed worship, special services, and online teachings.

Climate Caretakers has created a week-by-week calendar for reducing our carbon footprint and living into our commitment to care for creation. The Lenten Carbon Fast helps align our spiritual practices with caring for the climate by fasting from carbon during Lent. Each week has a different themeWeekly themes include fasting from ignorance, fasting from silence, and fasting from spending. Go to calendar now >

Learning to Live More Sustainably during Lent: Join with people across the Anglican Communion to Build Better Forward Lenten calendar. In addition, Green Anglicans have created a 40-day Lenten Devotional around the care of creation.

The Lent Project: a 53-day aesthetically guided meditation on Christ’s life, death, and resurrection. The season of Lent invites Christ followers into a sacred space of repentance and contemplation. More than just a period of abstaining from social media or sweets (or whatever else you might hold too much allure for you), Lent is a meaningful liturgical season in which we walk the road to Calvary with Christ.

Lent Madness. 32 saints are placed into a tournament-like single elimination bracket. Each pairing remains open for a set period of time and Who will win the Golden Halo?people vote for their favorite saint. 

Ignatian Spiritual Exercises During Lent. This series is a Lenten mini retreat exploring the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises. For the six Sundays of Lent, spiritual director, Amy Nobles Dolan, will offer a series of one-hour prayer experiences. This is a FREE offering through The Hive: A Home for Wellness, Spirituality, and Growth. Scroll to the 3rd offering on the page.

Life Transformed: The Way of Love in Lent. Join the Rev. Dr. Hillary Raining, rector of St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church in Gladwyne, Penn., as she introduces weekly lessons from Life Transformed: The Way of Love in Lent. This set of seven videos ties the Easter Vigil readings to the seven practices of the Way of Love. Drawing on the ancient practice of setting aside Lent as a period of study and preparation for living as a Christian disciple (known as the catechumenate), the forums encourage participants to reflect on salvation history; walk toward the empty tomb; and embrace the transforming reality of love, life, and liberation. As we stand with the three women at the empty tomb, we hear his call to go and live that transformed reality. Each video ranges from 4-10 minutes.


Christ Has Walked this Path: A Lenten Video by Jeff Johnson

Lent with Sacred Ordinary Days (Spotify Playlist of 64 beautiful songs to help you journey to the cross)

Sacred Ordinary Days Podcast Episodes: Ash Wednesday | Lent + Prayer | Lent + Almsgiving | Holy Week + Easter + Prayer 

Restoring the Senses: Gardening and Orthodox Easter. An understanding of Easter from inside the Armenian Orthodox tradition that is at once mystical and literally down to earth. Vigen Guroian is a theologian who experiences Easter as a call to our senses. He is passionate about the meaning of grand ideas like incarnation, death, and eternity as revealed in life and in his garden.


Praying in Color: Doodle Your Way through Lent

Lent + Easter Email Series with Sacred Ordinary Days. Sign up for this Lent + Easter email series, which includes prayer, scripture, images, and a guided reflection for visio divina throughout the liturgical seasons and holy days of Lent and Eastertide.

Episcopal Relief & Development Lenten Meditations. We lament all those whose lives were lost during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our hearts break for all of the people who are no longer with us. We also lament other losses that include jobs and livelihoods, the opportunity to travel to visit loved ones and the ability to worship together in our church buildings. So much was lost, with little or no time to lament that which was lost. Because of the magnitude of these collective losses, we decided to focus on lament as the theme for the 2021 Lenten Meditations.

Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM) Lenten Devotion Series: Featuring reflections from a wide range of authors throughout EMM’s network of supporters and friends, the devotions will be available on the EMM website and by email. Request the daily devotions by clicking on the link above.

From Ashes to Glory invites you to take up the practice of reflecting on your day, its gifts and graces, and the progress you are making in life with Christ. It’s a way of praying the Examen through Lent, with materials by Joseph Tetlow, SJ.

A Lenten prayer by Trappist monk Thomas Merton. Read it here or listen to a delightful musical version by the Minneapolis vocal ensemble Cantus.

Disturb Us O Lord – A Prayer by Desmond Tutu

I Cannot Do This Alone - A Lenten Prayer by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

I Choose to Breathe in the Breath of Christ -- A Prayer by Joseph Tetlow

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