Lent 2019

The Holiness of Lent

By | 2019-03-18T18:11:04-04:00 March 18th, 2019|Lent 2019|

I invite you, therefore, in the name of the Church, to the observance of a holy Lent, by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God's holy Word.  Book of Common Prayer, Liturgy for Ash Wednesday, p. 265 Photo by James L.W on Unsplash In the Anglican-Episcopal tradition, [...]

Lenten Gifts: Gratitude and Grace

By | 2019-03-14T10:19:50-04:00 March 14th, 2019|Lent 2019|

A prayer card on the bulletin board in my office reads: O Lord, you have given me so much.  Please give me one thing more -- a grateful heart. Hydrangea - Floral Symbol of Gratitude Owing to my long-standing fascination with word origins and derivations, I wondered whether gratitude and grace were related.  It turns [...]