Lent at Home

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So what is Lent? And how do we “practice” during Lent?

Lent is the 40 day liturgical season between Ash Wednesday and Easter. (Sundays don’t count, because they’re “feast days”: mini celebrations of the anticipated Easter). The forty days represents the time Jesus was in the wilderness, being tempted, and preparing for his ministry. In the early church, Lent was a time to prepare new converts for baptism. Today, Christians focus on their relationship with God. Our tradition invites each of us to observe a holy Lent:

by self-examination and repentance;
by prayer, fasting, and self-denial;
and by reading and meditating on God’s holy Word.
And, to make a right beginning of repentance,
and as a mark of our mortal nature.
BCP 265

So, what does this mean?  That we should give something up?  That we should take on a new discipline?  That we should renew our commitment to attending corporate worship?  It means different things for each one of us, and may mean different things each year.  The idea is that we take some time to reflect on our lives and our relationship with God.

Below is a sampling of the many resources that are available to help us do that.  Check out a few and see what you find appealing.

May you have a holy Lent.


Adults & Teens Bible Study

Devotional/Book Suggestions

Home Practice Ideas

Retreats

Other Online Ongoing Resources

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