Episcopal Church offers Lenten resources, meditations

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] Resources, meditations and study guides for experiencing a reflective Lenten season are available from the Episcopal Church.

Also on the Episcopal Church Facebook page, an ongoing conversation focuses on Ash Wednesday/Lent.

The resources have been complied by the Mission staff of the Episcopal Church.

– Good Friday Offering Lenten Education Series from the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, offering-resources

– Carbon Fast: Beginning Ash Wednesday and throughout Lent, participants will receive a daily e-mail with the day’s suggested carbon-reducing activity.

Lent 4.5: Christian Simplicity: a seven-week faith formation program.

– Episcopal Relief & Development 2012 Lenten Meditations.

– “Claiming the Vision: Baptismal Identity in the Episcopal Church”: video resource produced as a collaborative effort of Bloy House (the Episcopal Theological School at Claremont), the Office of Communication of the Episcopal Church, and the Evangelical Education Society.

– World Council of Churches’ Ecumenical Water Network: a Lenten course titled “Seven Weeks for Water: The Blue Economy.”

– The Anglican Communion’s Bible in the Life of the Church: a five-week course for Lent 2012 titled “And It Was Good.”

Eco-Palms:  harvesters gather only quality palm fronds in a way that allows the plant to keep growing.

– Seeking God’s Justice for All:  Exposing the Doctrine of Discovery Part Three.

– Elder Abuse Awareness.

The Lenten Resources will be available throughout Lent and Easter. Additional resources will be added throughout Lent.


  1. These are great resources! Unfortunately, they have arrived too late for us to use. We plan our Lenten programs before the beginning of the New Year in order to secure speakers, develop the appropriate resources and communicate the information to our members (and community) well before Lent begins. In the same way, we plan months in advance for all of our seasonal programs, education, etc. Is it possible to develop and make available these wonderful resources far enough in advance to accomodate this kind of planning process? We run into the same concerns with Episcopal resources for other seasons, as well. We would like to use and/or adapt more of the resources developed by the Episcopal Church, but find that the planning window is just too short.

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