Ash Wednesday begins the season of Lent

Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society offers resources for a reflective Lenten season

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The holy season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 18, and continues to the festive day of Easter on April 5.

The following are offerings from the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society for a reflective, meditative Lenten season.

Live webcast
The Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society will offer a live webcast of a traditional Ash Wednesday service with the imposition of Ashes on February 18 at 12:10 pm Eastern from Grace Church, New York City. The webcast will be available here.

Justice and Advocacy
The Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society will offer a seven-part Episcopal Public Policy Network series “Engaging Poverty at Home and Around the World.” The series will begin Ash Wednesday and will be available at advocacy.episcopalchurch.org.

United Thank Offering
United Thank Offering, a Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society ministry for the mission of the whole Church, will provide a daily scripture passage from the Daily Office through Facebook here and Twitter (#unitedthankoffering).

Sharing your experiences
This Lent, consider sharing your experiences by uploading photos and videos to appear on the stained glass on the main page of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Societywebsite.

Upload photos here.
Upload videos here.

For more information contact Barry Merer, Manager of the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society Web & Social Media Services, bmerer@episcopalchurch.org

Throughout Lent
Continue Lenten observances throughout the 40-day period with the Word of the Dayfrom the Society of St. John the Evangelist  to be posted daily on The Episcopal Churchwebsite or by participating in Lent Madness.

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