Part I – Lent Subjects
This page focuses on the basics of Lent – self-examination and repentance, prayer, fasting, and self-denial, and reading and meditating on God’s holy Word. A good starting off point before Ash Wednesday and relatively brief.
2. Explorefaith’s 40 day trek
Explorefaith offers here some travelers assistance during Lent: A daily Signpost, offered online and via e-mail; a Lenten toolbox filled with reflections and questions to help you move forward; quotes of great insight and inspiration on a daily calendar; and a modern-day examination of some of Lent’s ancient practices. These offerings and others can be used as equipment—the maps, guide books, walking shoes and compass that will keep you headed in the right direction.
3. 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
4. Annotated Eucharist
It starts out with the seasons of the church year and them moves out to understand the Rite Two Eucharist
5. 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.
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.
7. Lenten customs
Lenten customs – "Burying the Alleluia" as well as a number of recipes – pretzels, hot cross buns, sinnel cake
8. Praying Lent
This is a Catholic resource that focuses on prayer- Daily Lenten prayers as well as reorienting your life during Lent.
9. 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
10. 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.
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.
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