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Observing Lent

Early Christians observed "a season of penitence and fasting" in preparation for Easter. This season, now known as Lent (from an Old English word meaning "spring," the time of lengthening days) is an especially important for converts to the faith who were preparing for baptism, and for those guilty of notorious sins who were being restored to the Christian assembly. Joining with them, all Christians are invited "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" (BCP, p. 265). Here are some resources that will help you in observing a Holy Lent:


"Five Things To Do During Lent"

"An American Lent--Repentance Project"

"Seven Ways to Observe Lent"--from the Episcopal Diocese of Central New York, 2018

Lenten Series: Finding God in the Bible--Running from March 13 to April 17, this class is intended as a “beginners Bible study.” We will be approaching the Bible with the specific aim of meeting God and engaging with Him through Scripture. This class will engage your heart and mind, and enlarge your vision of the God we worship and serve.