The journey through Lent into Easter is a journey with Jesus. We are baptized into his life, self-giving, and death; then, we rise in hope to life transformed. This Lent, communities are invited to walk with Jesus in his Way of Love and into the experience of transformed life. Together, we will reflect anew on the loving actions of God as recounted in the Easter Vigil readings. Together, we will walk through the depths of salvation history into the fullness of redemption.
Join the Rev. Dr. Hillary Raining, rector of St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church in Gladwyne, Penn., as she introduces weekly lessons from Life Transformed: The Way of Love in Lent. These eight videos- one for each of the Life Transformed sessions and an introduction - can be used with your congregation, as part of a small group, or for individual learning and meditation.
Adult Forum Curriculum
This set of seven Adult Forums ties the Easter Vigil readings to the seven practices of the Way of Love. Drawing on the ancient practice of setting aside Lent as a period of study and preparation for living as a Christian disciple (known as the catechumenate), the forums encourage participants to reflect on salvation history; walk toward the empty tomb; and embrace the transforming reality of love, life, and liberation. As we stand with the three women at the empty tomb, we hear his call to go and live that transformed reality.
- Session One / TURN: Dead to Sin, Alive in Christ (Romans 6:3-11)
- Session Two / PRAY: Israel’s Deliverance at the Red Sea (Exodus 14:10-15:1)
- Session Three / LEARN: Learn Wisdom and Live (Proverbs 8:1-8, 19-21; 9:4b-6)
- Session Four / BLESS: A New Heart and a New Spirit (Ezekiel 36:24-28)
- Session Five / REST: The Valley of Dry Bones (Ezekiel 37:1-14)
- Session Six / WORSHIP: The Gathering of God’s People (Zephaniah 3:12-20)
- Session Seven / GO: The Empty Tomb (Luke 24:1-12)
Quiet Day for Lent Curriculum
This Quiet Day for Lent curriculum ties the Easter Vigil readings to the seven practices of the Way of Love. Suitable for use at a day-long retreat, this curriculum condenses and adapts the seven-session curriculum above into four 75-minute blocks. Included in this resource are excerpts from Scripture and a participant guide.
- Session I:
Introduction to the Way of Love and a Rule of Life; TURN: Dead to Sin, Alive in Christ (Romans 6:3-11)
- Session II:
PRAY: Israel’s Deliverance at the Red Sea (Exodus 14:10-15:1); LEARN: Learn Wisdom and Live (Proverbs 8:1-8, 19-21; 9:4b-6)
- Session III:
BLESS: A New Heart and a New Spirit (Ezekiel 36:24-28); REST: The Valley of Dry Bones (Ezekiel 37:1-14)
- Session IV:
WORSHIP: The Gathering of God’s People (Zephaniah 3:12-20); GO: The Empty Tomb (Luke 24:1-12)