Fasting and Feasting in Lent

The penitential and preparatory season of Lent includes 40 days of fasting, but if you look at the calendar closely enough and do the math you’ll see that the actual season is a bit longer. Why? Because within those 40 days are excluded each and every Sunday. Sundays are feast days and cannot be fast days. It is for this […]

By |2019-01-04T22:40:13-06:00February 25th, 2016|Categories: Anglicanism|Tags: , , , , |3 Comments

Waiting Songs for Children in Lent: An Interview with Sandra McCracken and Flo Oakes

Rain for Roots is a collaborative project of Nashville singer-songwriters Sandra McCracken, Flo Oakes, and Katy Bowser. Waiting Songs is their third album for children and is an album for Advent. But with songs on it like, “Come Light Out Hearts,” which repeats “For […]

By |2020-04-14T10:16:04-05:00February 23rd, 2016|Categories: Anglicanism|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Lent Disciplines: Prayer

“when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words.Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, […]

By |2019-01-04T22:40:32-06:00February 12th, 2016|Categories: Anglicanism, Daily Office & Prayer|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Last Minute Instructions for Lent

Lent is drawing near! The word “Lent” comes from the Old English lencten, meaning spring-time, when the days lengthen. You’ve probably already noticed that! Lent covers the 40 days, excluding Sundays, before the great Paschal Feast of Easter, which is always celebrated in the Western Church on the First Sunday after the first full moon following the spring […]

By |2019-01-04T22:40:49-06:00February 8th, 2016|Categories: Anglicanism|Tags: , , |2 Comments
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