Lenten Resources

The Rt. Rev’d Stephen C. Scarlett

“EASTER, the Day of the Resurrection, is the most important celebration of the Church. From the beginning, the Church observed a period of fasting before Easter to prepare for the feast. This season of fasting was eventually lengthened to forty days to correspond to the forty day fasts in the Bible: The fast of Jesus in the wilderness before he was tempted by the devil (Matt. 4:1), the fast of Moses on Mt. Sinai while he was receiving the Ten Commandments (Exodus 34:28), and the fast of Elijah when he fled from Jezebel (1 Kings 19:8).

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Self Examination from Saint Augustine’s Prayer Book



The Rev’d Hayden Butler

Fr. Hayden’s Lenten Reading Recommendations:


Lenten Writings by Fr. Hayden: