Saint Paul's 2018 Lent Booklet
From Ashes to Glory: Daily Readings for Lent and Holy Week written by the parishioners of Saint Paul's
We hope that you’ll use this booklet to guide you in daily meditation on the Scriptures during this 40-day period of self-reflection and penitence. Such a practice forms the backbone of spiritual discipline for many a Christian.
The pattern of daily prayer for Christians goes all the way back to our Jewish roots, but the practice of regular Morning and Evening Prayer was solidified in the monasteries of St. Benedict and upheld by Thomas Cranmer and others who crafted The Book of Common Prayer.
The booklet provides, for each day, a list of all the assigned readings from the daily lectionary. For Sundays, instead of the daily lectionary, you will find the readings we use in Holy Eucharist that morning. Each day you may consider reading all of these first, or if you’re pressed for time, at least read in its entirety the passage that our contributor for that day has chosen as a basis for reflection. Most of the reflections provided are written, but some are works of visual art. Make time to reflect on the images in light of the passage of Scripture referenced.
You may also wish to make time for silence before and/or after reading, and to offer your consent to receive God’s love each day.