February 27, 2023

Lenten Resources 2023

This year, Lent begins with Ash Wednesday on February 22 and ends on Easter Sunday, April 9th. Lent brings us to a time of self-examination and reflection about our relationship with God, and provides an opportunity for fasting from the behaviors, ideas and objects in life that pull us away from God. Below please find a collection of resources for Lent and Easter with ideas to help make good use of this time of reflection.

1. The Episcopal Church invites us to walk with Jesus in his Way of Love and into the experience of transformed life through Life Transformed: The Way of Love in Lent, which includes videos, adult forum curriculum, calendar, publicity materials, and quiet day curriculum available in English, Spanish, and French.

2. Lent Madness is an offering of Forward Movement, created in 2010 by the Rev. Tim Schenck. Instead of basketball’s March Madness, Lent Madness pits saints against each other in a tournament-like, single elimination bracket. To join in the fun and learn more about the saints, click here. To see Forward Movement’s different Lenten and Easter products, click here.

3. Living Compass offers a complete toolkit including a Lent devotional available in English and Spanish, a Facilitator's Guide, a flyer for publicity, images with quotes from the devotion to use on social media, and participants can sign up to receive the reflections for free via email as part of their series, Living Well Through Lent 2023: Practicing Compassion With All Your Heart, Soul, Strength, and Mind.

4. A Sanctified Art – Their Lent and Easter resources include devotional booklets, sermon guides, poetry, daily devotional cards, children’s curriculum and children’s bulletins and are bundled by year. Browse this blog post to see all 60+ of their individual resources for Lent through Easter.

5. Illustrated Ministry’s website has many resources available for Lent and Easter including coloring pages for Holy Week, Bible stories coloring pages and more.

6. Church Publishing offers quite a number of works for Lent and Easter, click here to browse.

7. Episcopal Relief and Development This Lenten Season, Episcopal Relief & Development invites us to meditate on the commandment to love our neighbor. Click here to sign up to receive their Lenten Meditations 2023.

8. The Building Faith website has a treasure trove of resources and ideas for the liturgical season of Lent.

9. The Society of St. John the Evangelist (SSJE) and the Lifelong Learning program at Virginia Theological Seminary offer a number of video programs that make monastic wisdom and spiritual practices available to individuals and groups seeking intentional times of reflection, study, and prayer.

10. The Way of the Cross for Pandemic Time
- a complete service for use in hybrid, virtual, or in-person settings that envisions the way of the cross in our continuing reality of COVID-19.