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The Second Sunday in Lent: Year A

Conversion Genesis 12:1-4a Psalm 121 Romans 4:1-5, 13-17 John 3:1-17 Since baptism and Lent are all about conversion, the themes for the five Sundays of Lent also provide us with a process of “conversion therapy,” a term used by Aidan … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday: Fast, Pray, Act

We are but dust Joel 2:1-2, 12-17 OR Isaiah 58:1-12 Psalm 103 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10 Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 The season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. Vestiges of the early church’s experience of public penance still exist in the ceremony … Continue reading

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The First Sunday in Lent: Year A

Renunciation Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7 Psalm 32 Romans 5:12-19 Matthew 4:1-11 During Lent in Year A, the readings provide a primer in Christianity as outlined in Paul’s letters to the Romans and Ephesians. These epistle readings pick up the theme from … Continue reading

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Lent 2: Year C

Relationships Genesis 15:1-2, 17-18 Psalm 27 Philippians 3:17 – 4:1 Luke 13:31-35 Lent is a time to prepare for the renewal of Baptismal Vows. Today’s readings specifically address commitments to our faith. In the service of Holy Baptism (BCP 303), … Continue reading

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Lent 1: Year C

Temptation Deuteronomy 26:1-11 Psalm 91:1-2 Romans 10:8b-13 Luke 4:1-13 On this first Sunday of Lent we read of Jesus being tempted in the wilderness. Matthew, Mark, and Luke tell us that Jesus was intentionally led into the desert, where he … Continue reading

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