Walking to Jerusalem with Christ Church, Covington, Louisiana

[Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana] As the last piece of king cake lingered in the kitchen and brightly colored Mardi Gras beads hung from every tree limb and fence post, the clock struck midnight on February 28 signaling the end of Carnival’s frivolity and overindulgence. The season of Lent had begun. A season to start anew. […]

Le duo Lent Madness* braque l’attention sur les histoires inspirantes des saints

[Episcopal News Service] Le révérend Tim Schenck, recteur d’une église épiscopale du Massachusetts, a créé Lent Madness en 2010 sur son blogue. Deux ans plus tard, il s’est associé à Forward Movement et s’est adjoint un « co-conspirateur », le révérend Scott Gunn, directeur exécutif de Forward Movement. Depuis lors, Lent Madness est devenu si populaire parmi les chrétiens de […]

Which saint will win the Golden Halo?

Martin Luther, Joan of Arc, Florence Nightingale, Stephen, and G.F. Handel – will one of these saints join Mary Magdalene, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and Francis of Assisi as the holder of the Golden Halo?

For the eighth year running, people worldwide are gearing up for Lent Madness, the “saintly smackdown” in which thirty-two saints do battle to win the coveted Golden Halo. Calling itself the world’s most popular online Lenten devotion, Lent Madness brings together cut-throat competition, the lives of the saints, humor, and the chance to see how […]

Glitter Ash Wednesday takes ritual, adds glitter, mixes in meaning, sparks debate

[Episcopal News Service] Ashes on the forehead are arguably the most conspicuous mark of a Christian during the year. Signifying mortality and repentance, they are a visible sign to the world on Ash Wednesday that a believer is preparing for the season of Lent. It is the conspicuousness of the ashes that the Rev. Elizabeth […]

2017 resources for a holy Lent

Episcopal Relief & Development offers 2017 Lenten meditations in English, Spanish

[Episcopal Relief & Development press release] Episcopal Relief & Development’s 2017 Lenten Meditations is now available in English and Spanish at episcopalrelief.org/Lent. This special online toolkit includes links to order printed booklets from the Episcopal Marketplace, download a PDF copy or sign up for daily emails. Other featured resources include hope chests, pew envelopes, bulletin […]

2017 Lent Madness bracket of saintly competitors released

[Lent Madness] For months, the world has been following the news of early November’s competitive election. Today, in response to that demand, the Lent Madness 2017 bracket of saints is hereby released. Democracy meets heaven, as fans around the world study the bracket to decide which of 32 saints will be elected to receive the […]

El poder del testimonio público: las iglesias se preparan para llevar la Pasión a la calle

  [Episcopal News Service] Este Viernes Santo, para el Rdo. Scott Slater y otros de la Diócesis de Maryland, el Vía Crucis [o Estaciones de la Cruz] incluirá una caminata a lo largo del corredor de la Ruta 40 con altos para orar en los lugares donde la violencia armada ha cobrado vidas. En todas […]

EPPN Lenten Series: Holy Week

[Episcopal Public Policy Network] This year, the Episcopal Public Policy Network’s Lenten Series focuses on “Engaging the Beloved Community.” In the final piece of the series, Heidi Kim, The Episcopal Church’s Missioner for Racial Reconciliation, reflects on Holy Week and her hope for building the Beloved Community. Holy Week is a sacred time to reflect on […]

Power of public witness: Churches prepare to take the Passion outdoors

[Episcopal News Service] This Good Friday, for the Rev. Scott Slater and others in the Diocese of Maryland, Stations of the Cross will include a walk along Baltimore’s Route 40 corridor and stops to pray at places where gun violence has stolen lives. Elsewhere in the Episcopal Church, the ancient tradition of recalling Jesus’ path […]