It’s never too late to find your Lenten resources!  There are a wide variety of options this year from books to devotionals to social media and more.

Here is a resource list to get you started:

 nysi A very different kind of book selected by Bishop Rickel for this year’s Lenten reading.  See Bishop Rickel video introduction for more information.
Diocesan Seal (Color)_new Other resources offered by people in the diocese include:

The Souls of Black Folk, by W.E.B. DuBois

The New Jim Crow, by Michelle Alexander

Commentaries on Cycle B of the Readings for Lent, by the Rev. John Van Eenwyk

The Soul’s Journey, by Kathrin Burleson

scphoto_200pw The Diocese of Olympia Bishop’s Committee on the Environment and the Task Force on Animals offers a Lenten resource series, Simple Changes: Faith and Food During Lent


2015-Lent-Cover-English-small Lenten Meditations from Episcopal Relief and Development

This year’s meditations, available in English and Spanish are authored by a diverse group of Episcopal Church and Anglican Communion leaders, centering on the five “I Believe” statements at the core of Episcopal Relief & Development’s 75th Anniversary efforts:

  • I believe that everyone should have access to clean water.
  • I believe that no one should go hungry.
  • I believe that all children and families deserve a healthy start in life.
  • I believe that no one should live in poverty.
  • I believe that together we can heal a hurting world.


ssje It’s Time to… Stop, Pray, Work, Play & Love

So much of our stress and anxiety derives from our pollution of Time. God has given us the gift of time, and called it holy, yet we often experience time as a curse. In a series of short, daily videos over five weeks, the Brothers of SSJE invite us to recapture time as a gift. Join the Brothers as they wrestle with questions of time and discover how to experience the joy of the present moment.

 Rocket Science Lent Is Not Rocket Science

The season of Lent prompts us to ask questions, big and small, about the nature of our being, and about our role in the world. In these daily Lenten reflections, astronomer, physicist, and Episcopal Bishop W. Nicholas Knisely explores the intersection of faith and science, creation and the cosmos.

 lentjourneymap Illustrated by award-winning cartoonist Jay Sidebotham, an Episcopal priest, Join the Journey invites spiritual reflection through gentle humor and is a wonderful companion for the Lenten season. From Forward Movement.

You can find a full list of their Lent and Easter offerings here:

lwtl Living Well Through Lent 2015

Living Compass is offering a Lenten series based on the theme of this year’s devotional: “Practicing Resilience with All Our Heart, Soul, Strength, and Mind.”

spltg-wtexas The Diocese of West Texas is offering a 7-week program of Spiritual Practices. Receive weekly e-mails with meditations and practice suggestions Ash Wednesday, Feb. 18 through Easter Day, April 5.  Sign-ups are done through their site,
LivingLent_0 #LivingLent

Looking for something a little different? The Diocese of Texas has created a new social media, photography-based reflection designed to draw
participants into the Lenten story by creating ‘living pictures’ and modern interpretations of biblical art.

Using a smartphone or camera, participants will take creative ‘living representations’ in public, based on medieval and Renaissance art that depicts the Lenten journey. The series features five prompts that include a work of art to be recreated (based on the theme of that week)and a short reflection. Participants will upload their photo responses to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #LivingLent. Each theme will be drawn from the Gospel for that week of Lent.

Each week of Lent has a theme for you to pray about and reflect upon.  Our authors – corps members, alumni, program directors, board members, staff, and site supervisors – have done the same, and we will share them with you!

We will be linking to the #LentWithESC reflections on the ESC Blog from our Facebook and Twitter sites.

leaderresources_0 LeaderResources is a publishing and consulting organization that began in the Episcopal Church but now serves many denominations. Their resources are developed by congregations or dioceses and then shared with other. Their Lenten offerings can be found here. 
MustardSeedLogo Lenten Resources from Mustard Seeds Associates
 LentMadness Lastly, for a fun and whimsical, but still reverential resource, check out Lent Madness, which is a project that is partnered with Forward Movement, the organization that supplies the Forward Day by Day tracts.

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