Lent

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March 18, 2018

Episcopalians in Jersey City, New Jersey, lead a public procession for Stations of the Cross at sites of violence crime in the city on Good Friday 2017. Photo: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

[Episcopal News Service] Praying the Stations of the Cross during Lent is...

March 18, 2018

By: Archbishop Fred Hiltz, Anglican Church of Canada

Today we hear of the promise of a new covenant written not on stone but in our hearts.  We hear Jesus speaking of being lifted up from the earth, and then buried in it that he might become in truth the first fruit of a redeemed humanity. 

While these texts invite us to look ahead to Holy...

March 13, 2018

By: The Office of Government Relations

O God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us through Jesus your Son: Look with compassion on the whole human family; take away the arrogance and hatred which infect our hearts; break down the walls that separate us; unite us in bonds of love; and work through our struggle and confusion...

March 12, 2018

By: The Office of Government Relations

"You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge another, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things." Romans 2:1 

Too often, we can find ourselves jumping into partisan debates over solutions...

March 11, 2018

By: Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

The story of the serpents in the wilderness is intriguing. The people of God had been rescued from slavery in Egypt and were making the long circuitous way to the promised land. The initial euphoria of freedom had worn off and they grew impatient. They spoke against God and Moses, trusting more...

March 8, 2018

By: The Rev. Canon Heather L. Melton, Staff Officer for the United Thank Offering

Every fall, I like to plant garlic. I plant garlic because it tastes better fresh and is super easy to grow, preserve, and plant again. I also plant it because it is the first thing to show up in the spring. Tiny green shoots appear and can even withstand late spring snow. In February, I start...

March 4, 2018

By: Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, The Episcopal Church

Some things just don’t make much sense.  Water doesn’t become wine, bread and fish do not suddenly multiply, the lame do not jump up and walk.  And most certainly, dead people stay dead, especially those who experience the horrific death of crucifixion!

And yet, where Jesus is involved,...

February 28, 2018

By: The Office of Government Relations

"The Lord has shown, O mortal what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God." Micah 6:8

We invite you to use our five-week Civil Discourse Curriculum for Lent to better understand and practice civil discourse...

February 25, 2018

By: National Bishop Susan Johnson, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada

“Jesus called the crowd with his disciples, and said to them, ‘If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.”

A big part of taking up the cross of Jesus is being willing to speak out against injustice and hatred. In Canada, hate...

February 20, 2018

By: The Office of Government Relations

As you, Father, are in me and I am in you, may they also be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. (John 17:21)

We invite you to use our five-week Civil Discourse Curriculum for Lent to better understand and practice civil discourse particularly as...

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Groundwork is a resource for individuals, congregations and their leaders to assist them in enga

Groundwork is a resource for individuals, congregations and their leaders to assist them in enga

Groundwork is a resource for individuals, congregations and their leaders to assist them in enga

A Lenten study resource created by the office of Black Ministries for Lent 2013.

A meditation guide for students and all young adults especially those in the U.S. military.

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