Lent Madness 2012 “Golden Halo” announced

Mary Magdalene emerges victorious

[Lent Madness] After several weeks of intense voting, Mary Magdalene has won the coveted 2012 Golden Halo. Lent Madness, the wildly popular online devotion that teaches participants about saints, places 32 holy men and women from across the world into a single-elimination bracket. Throughout the season of Lent, participants vote in each match-up to decide […]

EPPN Lent Reflection

Would you give up food, shelter and security for Lent?

The reflection this week is offered by Katie Conway, Immigration & Refugee Policy Analyst, and Sarah Dreier, Legislative Representative for International Policy. We have not loved you with our whole heart, and mind, and strength. We have not loved our neighbors as ourselves. We have not forgiven others, as we have been forgiven. Have mercy […]

A light in the darkness of Lent

[Episcopal News Service] As I make my way through the season of Lent again this year, my thoughts return to a visit I made to Jerusalem in January. If I close my eyes I can summon in an instant the twisting labyrinth of streets in the Old City, its narrow thoroughfares crowded with orthodox Jews, […]

Video: Ashes to Go

[Episcopal News Service] One of a growing number of Episcopal Church priests takes Ash Wednesday out of the church and into the streets or, in this case, the train station.

Lent Madness: A lighthearted approach to saintly education

[Episcopal News Service] Anyone who considers Lent boring or deadly serious never met the Rev. Tim Schenck. While other Episcopalians may be contemplating whether to give up chocolate or alcohol, or which spiritual discipline to take on for a solemn 40 days, Schenck is busy pondering whether Augustine or Lancelot Andrewes would match up better […]

Episcopal churches to take Ash Wednesday services into the streets

[Canticle Communications] More than 40 Episcopal parishes in 11 states will take to the streets on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 22, marking the beginning of the holy season of Lent by giving “Ashes to Go.” In Chicago, St. Louis, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Baltimore, Newark, Erie, Austin and other cities and suburbs around the country, […]

Presiding bishop’s Lent message

Jefferts Schori calls for focus on Millennium Development Goals

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori invites a focus on the Millennium Development Goals for Lent 2012. “I invite you to use the Millennium Development Goals as your focus for Lenten study and discipline and prayer and fasting this year,” Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori said.  “The Millennium Development […]

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 […]

Forward Movement announces Lent Madness 2012

The third annual 'saintly smackdown' begins Feb. 23

[Forward Movement] Lent Madness pits holy saints against one another in a battle to win the coveted Golden Halo. But it is more than that: Lent Madness is really an online devotional tool designed to help people learn about saints. The competition begins on Thursday, February 23. The creator of Lent Madness, the Rev. Tim Schenck, […]