We are a small Episcopal Church on the banks of the Rappahannock in Port Royal, Virginia. We acknowledge that we gather on the traditional land of the first people of Port Royal, the Nandtaughtacund, who are still here, and we honor with gratitude the land itself and the life of the Rappahannock Tribe. Our mission statement is to do God’s Will in all that we do.

Lenten Resources

Part I – Lent Subjects

1. Keeping a Holy Lent

This is a general guide describing the special days of Lent as well as basic description of Lent and how to observe it. Only 2 pages

2. Annotated Eucharist

It starts out with the seasons of the church year and them moves out to understand the Rite Two Eucharist

3. Cooking in Lent  

Lent and cooking! For those of us who are able to prepare our own meals, Lent can be a wonderful time to bring together our meal preparation and our spirituality. Food is so rich in symbolism. Because it involves preparation, each step of doing it can be open to meaning. And if we are cooking for our family, sharing the meal can become part of our Lenten prayer and ritual.

Lenten Recipes 

4. Orthodox Christian Resources for the Lenten Fast

Lenten Season for the Fast

One spiritual practice in Lent is fasting. This site is from the Orthodox church and has a number of Lenten receipes and information about fasting.

 5.  Praying Lent

This is a Catholic resource that focuses on prayer- Daily Lenten prayers as well as reorienting your life during Lent.

 6. Lenten Online Retreat

This Lenten Online Retreat is taken from the 34 week Online Retreat on the Online Ministries web site. It is abbreviated to be used during the Lenten Season. It begins the week Lent begins – the Sunday of the week that includes Ash Wednesday
  7. A Handbook for the Discipline of Lent

This was written by a Lutheran minister and is a wonderful resource for how to develop a discipline during Lent.

8. Lenten Carbon Fast – Episcopal Church Foundation

The spiritual practice of fasting, accompanied by prayer and meditation, moves us to be more open to the will of God in our lives. Fasting helps us listen to what God wants us to be and to do. During Lent this year, Earth Ministry and Washington Interfaith Power & Light (WAIPL) invite you to try a “fast from carbon,” that is, to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide you put into the atmosphere.

9. 40 Days in the Desert

Exile, hospitality, and migration are recurrent themes in the Bible and throughout the history of the church. As we grapple with these issues as Christians, we invite you to make these prayers and scriptural passages part of your Lenten devotions. May they help guide your Lenten journey and help us find in Christ our Promised Land. 

Part II – Mainly Links

1. Anglicans online

These are sites they have received from readers of Anglicans Online or they have found. Mostly from the British Isles.

2. Lent, Holy Week & Easter Resources

Here is their description – "The following selected sites offer worthwhile, ecumenically accessible Lent, Holy Week and Easter resources. Most links lead to devotional possibilities — Stations of the Cross, family prayer guides, and the like. A number of sites offer liturgical helps or rites. We especially emphasize sites and resources which seek to embrace children in the worship and devotional life of the church."

3. Textweek on Lent

Textweek is a wonderful liturgical reference for any Sunday during the year. Here there are general resources, art and music, devotionals, and art chosen just for Lent.

4. Forty Days of Lent: An Almost Amish Journey Toward a Slower, Simpler, More Sustainable Life