Forty Days of Lent

Lent St. Johns“Lord, What Shall I Do to Inherit Eternal Life?”
Applying the 10 Commandments & the Beatitudes of the Lord!

Wednesdays in Lent 6:30 to 8:00 pm

Beginning with a Lenten Meal

In the parable of the Rich Young Man, Jesus addresses the heart of His saving mission: to bring eternal life to those who seek it! This Lent at St. John’s we are going to step into this man’s shoes and listen for the same call to holiness!

Each Wednesday we will reflect on how to apply the 10 Commandments and the Beatitudes of the Lord to our daily life to help us grow into Christ and as sons and daughters of the Father become inheritors of eternal life.

Join Fr. Klein and Fr. Estes in our 2013Lenten Program which will include a light meal at 6:30, a reflection on the topic, followed by small group discussion.

Child care available only by RSVP commitment.

Worship during Lent at St. John’s

Ash Wednesday February 13 – Holy Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes at 7:00 am and 7:00 pm with Choir.

First Sunday in Lent – The Great Litany in Procession with Choir Sunday, February 17 at 9:00 and 11:15.
Weekly Holy Eucharist celebrated Wednesdays at 7:00 am and 6:00 pm.

Fridays – Stations of the Cross at 6:00 PM

Daily Morning Prayer Tuesday – Friday at 9:00 in the Lady Chapel.
The following information represents both the 1928 BCP and the 1979 BCP.

Practicing your faith in the Season of Lent

The Book of Common Prayer provides instruction regarding special days of fasting and acts of discipline and self-denial all of which are most suited for the Season of Lent. 1979 BCP page 17 and 1928 BCP page li (Roman numeral 50).

Days of Fasting

Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.

The Prayer Book tradition requires that we fast on both Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.
Rules regarding fasting: Fasting means eating one modest main meal and two smaller meals (which together do not exceed the size of the main meal), and avoiding food between meals.

All meals on these two days must be meatless and no soup or gravy made from meat.

Those who are ill or under a doctor’s care should not fast. Always take medications as prescribed, with food if recommended.

Days of Special Devotion

Fridays.
The Prayer Book states that Good Friday and all other Fridays of the year, in commemoration of the Lord’s crucifixion (except for Fridays in the Christmas and Easter seasons, and any Feasts of our Lord which occur on a Friday) are days of special devotion.

On such days we are asked to exercise “special acts of discipline and self-denial” that would help us increase our love for God. One common example would be abstaining from eating meat on Fridays in Lent and during the year.

Eucharistic Fast

All year long.
Midnight on: The traditional Eucharistic fast is from mid-night until you receive Holy Communion. That means nothing to eat but water is allowed. Also follow the requirements for medication as prescribed

One hour before: A more current practice is nothing to eat for one hour before receiving Holy Communion. Water is allowed and follow the requirements for any medication as prescribed.

 

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