Lent

Articles

January 9, 2018

By: The Rev. Canon Heather L. Melton, Staff Officer for the United Thank Offering

During our Christmas Eve service, I was struck by a line in a hymn and it stuck with me for weeks, which meant that, as I was preparing for Lent, I ducked down the rabbit hole of reading hymn texts, something I don’t remember ever doing. As a parish priest, I often had our church musicians pick...

November 28, 2017

By: Sandra Squires, UTO Board President

Last summer, I decided to change my morning meditations to include a Bible reading; one chapter of some other spiritual work; prayer, often contemplative; and thanksgivings accompanied by dropping coins or bills in my UTO Blue Box. I read only one chapter of one book of the Bible each day, The...

June 14, 2017

[Forward Movement press release] Forward Movement is pleased to announce the Good Book Club, a church-wide program that invites all Episcopalians to read Luke and Acts during Lent-Easter 2018. Participants in the Good Book Club will begin reading Luke the Sunday before Lent, Feb. 11, 2018, and...

April 11, 2017

By: Jayce Hafner, Domestic Policy Analyst, The Office of Government Relations

He took him outside and said, “Look up at the sky and count the stars—if indeed you can count them.”—Genesis 15:5

The internet has the power to make us both more aware and more overwhelmed. We are inundated with information, rapidly consuming anecdotes, facts, and...

April 6, 2017

By: Jayce Hafner, Domestic Policy Analyst, The Office of Government Relations

But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”  –Luke 10:29

This Lent, I traveled to Haiti to investigate the impacts of climate change on Haiti’s agricultural sector. My colleagues and I traversed the snaking highways of central and...

March 26, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] A group of Anglican clergy working in the Lusitanian Church of Portugal and the Episcopal Church of Spain held a Lenten retreat in the Spanish city of Salamanca.

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March 9, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] In a twist on the traditional practice of giving something up for Lent, Anglicans across Canada are pledging to make personal lifestyle changes to reduce greenhouse gas emissions—and challenging the federal government to match them by pursuing policy changes to...

March 9, 2017

[Anglican Journal] In a twist on the traditional practice of giving something up for Lent, Anglicans across Canada are pledging to make personal lifestyle changes to reduce greenhouse gas emissions—and challenging the federal government to match them by pursuing policy changes to fight climate...

March 9, 2017

By: Patricia Kisare, Legislative Representative for International Policy, Office of Government Relations

“Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of injustice, to undo the thongs of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke? Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, and bring the homeless poor into your house…” Isaiah 58: 6-7 (NRSV)

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March 6, 2017

[Anglican Communion News Service] The start of Lent saw the beginning of a new international campaign – Renew Our World – in which tens of thousands of Christians from six countries will join together in prayer and action to try to tackle climate change.

Renew Our World is campaigning...

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