Walk step by step through Bach’s St. John Passion, an intricate musical rendition of Christ’s arrest, trial, crucifixion and burial.
The word “Lent” comes from the Old English for springtime. In this etymology is a surprising insight: Pruning, penance and restraint bring …
Take, for example, Christian discipleship. Is it possible to take a cyber approach to the season of Lent? It’s doubtful.
I still have many impressions from those early years, but Palm Sunday memories remain among my favorites.
During Lent, we stare the awful truth of death directly in the face and contemplate anew the depth of our sin and the magnitude of Christ’s salvation.
Christ alone. It seems so simple, so elementary. Every Lutheran knows and believes that, don’t they? And yet … how often do we forget?
Lent is not so much a time of “giving things up” as it is a time for adding things that increase our awareness of God’s mercy in Christ Jesus.
by Rev. Dr. Greg Wismar While many of the seasons of the Church Year have names that relate to the religious nature of the time being observed, the season of Lent does not. The word Lent comes from the Old English word lengthen, which referred to the spring of the year, the time in which
by Rev. Timothy C. Cartwright I served a parish in the mountains of Colorado for eight years in the 1990s. While there, I volunteered in the local school district. The school superintendent and a principal, and numerous teachers, were congregation members. Each winter for five years, along with another community volunteer, I cared for a
Lent is extreme. God gives up His Son, Jesus, who then gives up His life, for the sake of those He has come to seek and save. This is extreme.
The season of Lent offers us an opportunity for penitential reflection and prepares us for the glorious good news of Easter.
During Lent, we Christians take time to reflect, to confess, and to repent. But repentance is also a joy—a gift from God that changes our hearts and lives.