Category: Lent

The Second Sunday in Lent: Growing up and increasing

From the daily office readings for today: “Other seed fell into good soil and brought forth grain, growing up and increasing and yielding thirty and sixty and a hundredfold.”

Thursday in the First Week of Lent: I made an ark

From the readings for the daily office: “So I [Moses] turned and came down from the mountain, and put the tablets in the ark that I had made; and there they are, as the...

The First Sunday in Lent: We proclaim Christ crucified

From the epistle in the daily office lectionary: “For the message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.”

Saturday after Ash Wednesday:

From the Gospel reading in the daily office lectionary: “Nathanael said to him, ‘Can anything good come out of Nazareth?’ Philip said to him, ‘Come and see.’”

Friday after Ash Wednesday: Have mercy on me, O God

From the Eucharistic lectionary for today, a verse from Psalm 51: “Have mercy on me, O God, according to your loving-kindness; in your great compassion blot out my offenses.”

Thursday after Ash Wednesday: Agnus Dei

From the Gospel reading in the daily office, “The next day [John the Baptist] saw Jesus coming towards him and declared, ‘Here is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the...

Guest blog sermon: A grown-up Lent

GUEST CONTENT! Tonight I was the celebrant at the evening Ash Wednesday liturgy at Christ Church Cathedral here in Cincinnati. The preacher was the Rev’d Canon Joanna Leiserson, and she offered one of the...