Write a Collect

Episcopalians are known for being a people of the Prayer Book. Daily and weekly worship gatherings commonly use the invitation: The Lord be with you.  Response: And also with you.  Let us pray. Followed by a Collect, of the day, or of the season: a prayer that collects us into a common place of corporate…

Rethinking Lent

We are one week into the 6 week season of Lent.  Have you broken yourself in to your Lenten discipline?  Are you feeling limited by them, imprisoned?  The following link takes you to a sermon preached at the Episcopal Divinity School that invites you to break free of your preconceived notions of being limited by…

Engage with your faith and the arts with Interfaith Live: Water

Create. Share. Reflect. These are the primary goals of the upcoming performance art festival that will take place on campuses across the country April 17-18, 2013, called InterFaith Live. Looking at the theme, WATER, through the lens of your faith life, what do you think of? What stories do you remember? What images come to…

Lent Madness! Who will win the Golden Halo?

You’ve heard of March Madness, but have you discovered Lent Madness? This popular annual competition to see who will get the Golden Halo – and be the reigning saint (by popular vote) of the year?  Join with 4000+ Episcopalians and their friends, who have gotten into the fun of daily voting between two great persons…

Fasting in Lent

Have you ever wondered about the spiritual discipline of fasting?  Wondered why some people eat fish on Fridays during the season of Lent?  Did you know that the first Books of Common Prayer laid out every Friday of the year as a day to fast from eating meat? On Sunday, the Gospel story tells of…

Lent and Valentine’s Day

Will you be my Valentine? A seemingly  innocuous question, loaded with sentimentality, expectations and anxiety.  What a saint’s day is and what Valentine’s Day has become, are two vastly different things in our culture today.  For those who have a boy/girlfriend,  or an intimate companion of some sort, it has become a potentially expensive day of gift-giving…

February 13 is Ash Wednesday, 2013

Click here to discover a daily meditation written by, for and with young adults in and around the Episcopal Church. The first meditation, Ash Wednesday, was written by Chaplain Mary Cat Young.

Lent with Canterbury Downtown 2013 — 40 days

The Season of Lent begins Wednesday, February 13: Ash Wednesday 40 days. Lent is a six week long season of preparation for the coming of our highest celebration and feast of the year: Easter. Historically this was a time when the unbaptized learned the teachings of the Christian faith and practice and worship in preparation of being received into the Church…