Lent

In the season of Lent, we enter into the forty-day fast that Jesus undertook in the wilderness. Through this dedicated period of self-examination, we allow God to further shape us into the image of Jesus. We also align our hearts with the suffering of Jesus as we move ever closer toward Holy Week and the event of the crucifixion.
The season begins with Ash Wednesday, in which we receive the imposition of ashes and are reminded we are but dust and to dust we shall return. During this season, we observe chosen forms of fasting, prayer, and service or charity for forty days but break the fast on Sundays, which are considered feast days of celebration throughout the church year.
Jenn Giles Kemper 


Below, you'll find an ever-growing collection of resources to help you deepen your experience of the season. Many of them were created by members of the Sacred Ordinary Days community of kindreds, and the list has been—and will continue to be—curated by our kindreds. Share your own recommendations for additional resources on the Sacred Ordinary Days Facebook page to have them added here.
 

 

   
 
Stages on the Way: Worship Resources for Lent, Holy Week, and Easter by John L. Bell and Wild Goose Worship Group
40 Days, 40 Ways: A New Look at Lent by Marcellino D'Ambrosio, PhD
The Awkward Season: Prayers for Lent by Pamela C. Hawkins 
Sacred Space for Lent 2017  by the Irish Jesuits
Rediscover Lent by Matthew Kelly
       

      Lent at Ephesus
      by Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles 
      "Dust We Are and Shall Return" by The Brilliance on Brother
      "From the Depths of Woe (Psalm 130)" by Indelible Grace, featuring Andrew Osenga and Emily Deloach, on Joy Beyond the Sorrow: Indelible Grace VI 
      Vapor by The Liturgists
      No. 3: Lord, Have Mercy by A New Liturgy
      Lent: Music in Solitude by Eric Nordhoff and the Transforming Center
       


        S1 | E6 : Ash Wednesday + Fasting + Discernment with Jenn Giles Kemper and Lacy Clark Ellman on the Sacred Ordinary Days podcast
        S1 | E7 : Lent + Prayer with Jenn Giles Kemper and Lacy Clark Ellman on the Sacred Ordinary Days podcast
        S1 | E8 : Lent + Almsgiving with Jenn Giles Kemper and Lacy Clark Ellman on the Sacred Ordinary Days podcast
        S1 | E9 : Holy Week + Easter + Prayer with Jenn Giles Kemper and Lacy Clark Ellman on the Sacred Ordinary Days podcast
        The Women of Sacred Ordinary Days Discuss Lent with Lisa Colón DeLay, Jenn Giles Kemper, and Lacy Clark Ellman on the Spark My Muse podcast
           

          Vapor Meditation by The Liturgists 
          Vapor (Official Video) by The Liturgists
          Lenten Video Series by The Religion Teacher

            Lent: A Season of Returning by Ruth Haley Barton and the Transforming Center
            Ash Wednesday at Home: Fire and Ashes by Jerusalem Greer at Building Faith
            Keeping Lent: A Guide to What We Do for Kids by Frankie and Kendra at Catholic All Year
            40 Things to Give Up for Lent: The List by Phil Ressler at Greater Things Today 
            Lent and Visual Faith by Phil Ressler at Greater Things Today
            Lent Coloring Calendar by Patricia Maier at Greater Things Today
            A Family Lent: Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, Week 5, and Holy Week by Jerusalem Jackson Greer
            The Last Days of Jesus {Lent Scriptures} by Candace Crabtree at His Mercy Is New
            Season: Lent | Holy Day: Ash Wednesday by Abby Perry at Joy Woven Deep
            #pictureLent by Life Enrichment Center
            Forty Ways to Care for Your Soul This Lent by Rev. Mary Luck Stanley at Living Our Faith: St. Paul's Episcopal Church
            Lent Is an Invitation by New Life Downtown
            Lenten Calendar Templates 2016 by Sybil MacBeth at Praying in Color
            The Lent Experience by Vineyard Cincinnati
             
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