Tag Archives: Lent

A Different Way Of Fasting For Lent

We are one week into Lent, the 40-day period of repentance and reflection that many Christians observe before Easter. I did not write about Ash Wednesday this year, but I did revisit my previous Ash Wednesday posts and re-watched the … Continue reading

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Observing Lent Triumphantly

Lent is supposed to be a season of self-denial and repentance, so why do I look forward to Ash Wednesday so much? Why is the Ash Wednesday liturgy my favorite service in the Episcopalian Book of Common Prayer? I think … Continue reading

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Observing Palm Sunday With Inspirational Words

Today we are observing Palm Sunday, the last Sunday in Lent. Many churches use the palm fronds from Palm Sunday to make ashes for the next year’s Ash Wednesday. I love that symbolism and reminder that the Lenten season of repentance is … Continue reading

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Observing Lent — Reading Scripture

Today marks the second Sunday in Lent, and the end of my first full week of observing Lent. So far I’ve done well with reading Scripture–or at least listening to the Daily Prayer Podcasts–and trying to take the words to … Continue reading

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Ashes To Ashes, God To God

Today is the first Sunday in Lent, and I am still figuring out how I am going to observe a holy Lent this year. (source) The the Ash Wednesday liturgy in the Book Of Common Prayer highlights these options: I invite … Continue reading

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