On-line Lenten Resources
Video Stations of the Cross
The Diocese of Georgia is offering a video Stations of the Cross that use film of more recent examples of needless suffering alongside images of Christ’s passion to challenge viewers to see how Jesus’ death and resurrection can redeem all of the many times and ways the innocent have endured pain even to death.
Feeding and Fasting Reflections presented by CREDO
We celebrate a holy Lent both by taking on those disciplines that bring us closer to God, and shedding those indulgences, habits, and practices that steal our attention. There becomes during this liturgical season a holy interplay between feeding and fasting. Seems ironic, we sometimes are fed only by fasting – by denying ourselves that which distracts us from what is truly nourishing. When we fast, we clear out space for God. We forego the diversions that keep us occupied and instead make room inside for an expanding spirit, one that is nurtured in prayer and worship and the feast of love that is offered to us.
Praying Our Lives: Daily videos for Lent 2013
The Society of St. John the Evangelist has created a video series on prayer as a resource for you to use for your own reflection. A short video from the series, Praying Our Lives, will be available each day in Lent through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest and, most easily, by e-mail. The videos invite viewers to think deeply (yet briefly) each day about the joys and challenges, practices and patterns of prayer. The series will include practical tips, personal stories, and questions for meditation.
Lent Madness 2013
What do you get when you combine a love of sports with a love of saints? Lent Madness, of course.Based loosely on the wildly popular National Collegiate Athletic Association basketball tournament, Lent Madness pits 32 saints against one another in public voting as they compete for the coveted Golden Halo. But it is more than that: Lent Madness is really an online devotional tool designed to help people learn about saints. The creator of Lent Madness, the Rev. Tim Schenck, says “Lent Madness is about getting people to connect with and be inspired by some amazing people who have come before us in the faith. Some are already household names and others are virtually unknown, but we can all learn something from the unique ways they followed God. Plus, there’s no rule that says Lenten disciplines have to be dreary.”