Tag Archive for Lent

Good Friday

John August Swanson, “The Crucifixion” The celebration of Good Friday is simple in theory. We read or hear the Passion narrative, fast out of respect for the solemnity of the day, and anticipate the quiet waiting of Holy Saturday and…

Lent in the Year of Mercy

Frans Lanting, “Ghost Trees at Dawn” [photo, National Geographic] “What does it mean for [the Church] to be disciples of Jesus, the Lamb of God? It means replacing malice with innocence, replacing power with love, replacing pride with humility, replacing…

Prayer, Fasting, Almsgiving

Caspar David Freidrich, “Cross Beside the Baltic” (1855) “No evil dooms us hopelessly except the evil we love, and desire to continue in, and make no effort to escape from.”  – George Eliot   Lent is a feast whose character is easy…