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Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop’s Message for Lent: "Are you traveling light on the earth?"

March 7, 2011

Noting that the season of Lent has traditionally been in “solidarity with those to be baptized,” Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori offers an invitation to deepen our Christian practices in her Lent 2011 message.

The Presiding Bishop’s video Lenten message, taped at Chapel of Christ the Lord at the Episcopal Church Center in New York City, is available on the home page of the Episcopal Church website: 

While challenging us to “be attentive to how you live on this earth” with respect to our uses of resources, such as water and fuel, the Presiding Bishop asks if we are like Jesus Christ: “Are you traveling light on the earth?”

In the liturgical calendar, Lent is the 40-day season leading up to Easter.  Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, this year March 9. Easter is celebrated on Sunday, April 24.

The Presiding Bishop’s video Lenten reflection also will be posted on YouTube and the Episcopal Church’s Facebook page


The Episcopal Church welcomes all who worship Jesus Christ in 109 dioceses and three regional areas in 16 nations.  The Episcopal Church is a member province of the worldwide Anglican Communion.

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Nancy Cox Davidge
Public Affairs Officer