Ash Wednesday (and the beginning of Lent) is one week from today, so it’s an appropriate time to point you in the direction of some good Lenten Links. If you’ve made the big step into observing Advent, Lent should be next in your appreciation of the Christian year..
Since most of you have already done 40 Days of Purpose, you’ve got the 40 days down. Now just get them in the right order, add the weekends, and head for Holy Week. (Just don’t give up my blog for Lent, unless you’re “Truth Unites….” Then by all means…)
I enjoy observing Lent devotionally. I haven’t fasted in past years, but may do so this year.
I hope these resources are helpful to all of you who are interested in a more intentional spiritual formation in worship and prayer.
Read the Church Fathers during Lent. This is really a great project, which you can do online or print out a rather large pdf. (Watch out for Cyprian, Protestants. He’s hard core
Lent in the Catholic Encyclopedia. (Old and dull, but comprehensive.)
Church Year.net has the largest information page on Lent I’ve seen. (Roman Catholic, and very helpful.)
Aggie Catholics has a full FAQ from the Roman Catholic side. Very informative.
A simple explanation for children. (Lutheran)
Lent at “The Text This Week.” Dozens of ecumenical resources, mostly mainline Protestant, including sermons and liturgical helps.
Lent in the Episcopal Church. Some week by week facts.
And, of course, not to be forgotten: Pancake Day. I probably should include a fish recipe, shouldn’t I? We eat fish with our RC brothers and sisters every Friday in Lent.
Do you have Lenten resources, books, articles, links or experiences that would be helpful to the diverse IM audience? Share them in the comments.