Visit The Episcopal Church for links to resources for Lent and Holy Week in 2024:

  • Lent curriculum, sermons, lesson plans, devotionals, and meditations
  • Lent Madness
  • “Life Transformed: The Way of Love in Lent” – adult forum sessions with videos
  • “Prophetic Voices: Preaching and Teaching Beloved Community”series
  • Sermons That Work
  • 40-day gratitude challenge
  • Publicity material, bulletin inserts, and more

During Lent, we pray, “Create and make in us new and contrite hearts.” These meditations published by Episcopal Relief & Development focus on embracing this new heart, this new life in Christ, and looking deep within ourselves and acting in ways that seek and serve Christ in others. You can sign up to receive a meditation in your inbox each day or download all the meditations to read and share.

The Diocese of Massachusetts’s clergy gathered with Professor Dan Joslyn-Siemiatoski of Boston College (and formerly on the faculties of Seminary of the Southwest and the Church Divinity School of the Pacific) to learn ways to avoid anti-Judaism in preaching and worship during Holy Week. With permission from the Bishop of Massachusetts, below are two documents that our churches may use for Good Friday. You’ll notice two particularly important changes: a) the Solemn Collects and b) the use of the word “Judeans” instead of “the Jews” in the passion narratives.

Trial Use Liturgy for Good Friday with Alternate Passion Translation

Passion Gospel

This Living Compass resource is a daily devotional that provides a foundation for seeking a deeper experience of Lent. Available in both print and electronic editions – Living Well through Lent: Practicing Forgiveness with All Your Heart, Soul, Strength, and Mind.


Lent invites us to reflect on our relationships with God, each other, and the Earth upon which all life depends. The Creation Care Leadership Circle, a small group in the Diocese of Western Massachusetts, invites you to sign up to receive an inspirational daily meditation (including a short quote and an image) during the Forty Days of Lent. The quotes come from diverse sources to honor the wisdom of many voices and traditions. Click here to receive Renewing God’s Creation: Daily Meditations for Lent to help you contemplate the gift of the natural world and our calling to reconcile humanity with the rest of God’s creation.