Citing prayer, fasting and study as key elements for this penitential season, she notes, "Lent is a time to focus on what is important."
The Presiding Bishop"s video Lenten reflection, taped at St. Mary The Virgin Episcopal Church in New York City, is available on the home page of The Episcopal Church website: www.episcopalchurch.org
In the liturgical calendar, Lent is the 40-day season leading up to Easter. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, this year February 17. Easter is Sunday, April 4.
The Presiding Bishop"s video Lenten reflection also will be posted on YouTube and Facebook.
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.
The Episcopal Church: www.episcopalchurch.org
Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/presiding-bishop.htm
St Mary The Virgin Episcopal Church: http://www.stmvirgin.org/