Lent 2019: Being part of the Journey

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019


Starting in Lent, the Bishop invites everyone to join him in a journey to the heart of Christ. This is part of the path to holiness and our call as Christians – to go deeper in our faith. It is a journey, not a race.


Below are some events happening in the Diocese.



Each month, we will share conversations with clergy and parishioners on their own faith journeys, times they felt faith was tested, when they felt called to Christ, and more. Watch the first video conversation (right before Lent!) with The Very Rev. Judith Sullivan, dean of the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral. Go to YouTube to watch.


Learn (3/16)

Co-sponsored by Philadelphia Theological Institute, the Diocese of Pennsylvania and the Church of the Good Samaritan. We're excited to welcome Miroslav Volf as the keynote speaker for a day of teaching, reflection, and workshops to help us engage with some Lenten reflection and renewal. Miroslav is an excellent thinker and stimulating communicator, and all are welcome. 



And, each week on social media we will ask you to share where you saw Jesus in your day – in someone you love, in a stranger perhaps or in something that inspires you and leads you back to Him. Post a photo and tag us. Follow us on Instagram.


Give Back

During Lent, we are running a promotion with Thistle Farms.  3% of each product purchased will be dedicated to create a similar ministry in this Diocese if you use the code DPA2019.  Thistle Farm helps women survivors recover and heal from prostitution, trafficking, and addiction. They provide a safe place to live, a meaningful job, and a lifelong sisterhood of support because “we believe love is the most powerful force in the world.” Shop Thistle Farms starting 3/5.



Each week, we will share parts of the bible on our social media channels and ask you to reflect and pray. Go to our bible Facebook page.


Worship (4/16)

Chrism Mass and Reception is one of the most solemn and important liturgies of the liturgical year. During this service, the priests, deacons and representatives of the entire diocesan community gather around their Bishop, who blesses the Holy Oils for use in the coming year. The Mass reminds us of our oneness in Christ through Baptism and its holy anointing, made possible by the ministry of the Bishop and his priests. At the Episcopal Cathedral on 4/16, please check the calendar for the specific time.