Please join Canon Julie and Missioner Mack for our diocesan-wide Lent book study, every Wednesday in March from 7-8pm. We’ll be reading and discussing Professor Amy-Jill Levine’s Entering the Passion of Jesus: A Beginner’s Guide to Holy Week
The author of this year’s Episcopal Relief and Development Lenten Devotional, “Who is my Neighbor?” is our very own Rev. Robin Denney, Rector of St. Mary’s, Napa!
According to Robin, this year, the devotional is designed to be more useful for parishes. Each week’s daily reflections flow from the lectionary themes of the previous Sunday and included are materials for a weekly program that can be used as a parish Lenten program, or small group study. The format for group study (video and questions for reflection) are released each Sunday of Lent but can be used at any time that week.
To sign up to receive the reflections via email, or download the PDF for the whole season, go to:
If you’re new to this wacky online devotion, you can learn how it all works by clicking here. Unlike professional and collegiatesporting events, there is no admission cost for Lent Madness, but souvenirs and study aids are available in the Lentorium. These include the ever-popular Saintly Scorecard: The Definitive Guide to Lent Madness 2023 (order as single copiesor in discounted 10-packs) and giant Bracket Posters. All of which are AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW!
Practicing Compassion With All Your Heart, Soul, Strength, and Mind
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These guides provide children and adults a way to discover that the story of Good Friday and the cross is written into the natural world about them if they only know where to look! “Stations” are very common natural occurrences and not hard to spot – such as a flower or fallen log. The guide allows the experience of the stations to be self-directed and done at one’s own pace. Each station includes a relevant scripture passage, a prayer from the Book of Common Prayer, and a reflection question. In the children’s guide, each station has a summary of the story of the station, a sentence from scripture, a simple prayer, a wondering question, and a simple activity for an embodied response.
For guides to use with children and adults, go to:
The Department of Lifelong Learning at Virginia Theological Seminary is pleased to offer a video version of The Way of the Cross and a reflection guide in both English and Spanish. Through scripture, art, and music, the video invites us to walk with Christians of every generation on a virtual pilgrimage, meditating on our Lord’s passion and death. Permission is granted for unlimited use of this video.
The journey through Lent into Easter is a journey with Jesus. We are baptized into his life, self-giving, and death; then, we rise in hope to life transformed. This Lent, communities are invited to walk with Jesus in his Way of Love and into the experience of transformed life. Together, we will reflect anew on the loving actions of God as recounted in the Easter Vigil readings. Together, we will walk through the depths of salvation history into the fullness of redemption.
Video Series (7 sessions, approx. 10 minutes per session)
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. These eight videos- one for each of the Life Transformed sessions and an introduction – can be used with your congregation, as part of a small group, or for individual learning and meditation.
This set of seven Adult Forums 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.
Session One / TURN: Dead to Sin, Alive in Christ (Romans 6:3-11)
Session Two / PRAY: Israel’s Deliverance at the Red Sea (Exodus 14:10-15:1)
Session Three / LEARN: Learn Wisdom and Live (Proverbs 8:1-8, 19-21; 9:4b-6)
Session Four / BLESS: A New Heart and a New Spirit (Ezekiel 36:24-28)
Session Five / REST: The Valley of Dry Bones (Ezekiel 37:1-14)
Session Six / WORSHIP: The Gathering of God’s People (Zephaniah 3:12-20)
This Quiet Day for Lent curriculum ties the Easter Vigil readings to the seven practices of the Way of Love. Suitable for use at a day-long retreat, this curriculum condenses and adapts the seven-session curriculum above into four 75-minute blocks. Included in this resource are excerpts from Scripture and a participant guide.
Introduction to the Way of Love and a Rule of Life; TURN: Dead to Sin, Alive in Christ (Romans 6:3-11)
PRAY: Israel’s Deliverance at the Red Sea (Exodus 14:10-15:1); LEARN: Learn Wisdom and Live (Proverbs 8:1-8, 19-21; 9:4b-6)
BLESS: A New Heart and a New Spirit (Ezekiel 36:24-28); REST: The Valley of Dry Bones (Ezekiel 37:1-14)
WORSHIP: The Gathering of God’s People (Zephaniah 3:12-20); GO: The Empty Tomb (Luke 24:1-12)
Salt has a wide variety of resources for use by individuals, families, and congregations, all of which are offered at very reasonable prices. Our 2022 Advent series on E.E. Cummings and the Joyful Poetry of Advent was a Salt creation. For Lent 2023, their offerings include:
Into the Wild: A Family-Friendly Devotional on Henri Matisse and the Season of Lent
Emily Dickinson and the Poetry of Lent: A Lenten Devotional
The Poetry of Lent: A Lenten Companion to Mary Oliver’s “Devotions”
Wendell Berry and the Sabbath Poetry of Lent
40-Day “Love Builds Up” Lenten Family Challenge
Breaking the Chains: A Family-Friendly Lenten Devotional
This year, try a new way to deepen your experience of Holy Week through text messages.
This HOLY WEEK (from Palm Sunday, April 2, to Easter Sunday, April 9), you’ll receive text messages in real-time so you can walk with Jesus during his final days.
When we say ‘real-time’ we mean it! Some text messages will arrive early in the morning or late at night as we truly walk with Jesus and experience the events leading to His death and resurrection.
As you read the texts, our hope is that you’ll live the Easter story as if it were happening in the moment.
To join, text HOLYWEEK to (833) 629-0176*.
*You agree to receive automated messages. Standard message and data rates apply. You will receive up to 30 msgs/mo. Texts are sent in the subscriber’s local time. Reply STOP to end.
Your phone number will not be shared with any other group. Your number will be deleted when the project is over.
This text experience comes courtesy of TryTank, a joint project of Virginia Theological Seminary and General Theological Seminary.
American Saints in a Cynical Age
An Online Pop-Up Learning Community with Dr. Diana Butler Bass & Dr. Tripp Fuller
Join Diana and Tripp this Lent as they explore “sainthood” for an American — and global — future. We’ll share stories that need to be told of “saints” you know and those you need to know in a quirky learning journey through American religious history.
A 6-Week Lenten Exploration of American Saints
6 Feature Sessions
Diana & Tripp will facilitate our feature sessions that include a mini-lecture, conversation, and Q & A
Each week we will have readings from the American Saints featured in each session and Q & A about them.
Everyone will be invited to join the private online group to connect with other nerds and have access to everything in Audio/Video on the class resource page