Welcome to St. Martin-in-the-Fields’ Lenten Reflection readings. This compilation of writings includes voices from the parish, friends of the parish, and the clergy for whom we pray each week.
The Book of Common Prayer includes this invitation to the observance of a holy Lent:
Dear People of God: The first Christians observed with great devotion the days of our Lord’s passion and resurrection, and it became the custom of the Church to prepare for them by a season of penitence and fasting… Thereby, the whole congregation was put in mind of the message of pardon and absolution set forth in the Gospel of our Savior, and of the need which all Christians continually have to renew their repentance and faith. – Book of Common Prayer pp264-265
Gathered in this booklet are the lectionary readings for each day of Lent and a reflection. May you experience each reflection as an invitation to enter the Scripture with fresh perspective.
Rev. Paula Jefferson