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Preparing for Lent: The Journey

14th February 2021

On Wednesday, February 17, many Anglicans begin the practice of Lent with Ash Wednesday services. There is a broad range of practices that Anglicans follow during the Lenten season. In an age of increasing instant gratification, the practice of Lent leading up to Easter runs against the tide in many cultures. 

What is Lent about and what are some songs of worship which can, as Reverend Wes Jagoe says, " us slow down and focus on our relationship with the Lord"?

Beginning today and the two days following, Gafcon is providing three videos with the hope that they will help prepare your hearts and minds, as you enter into this season. We have drawn from people, songs, cultures, and images from around the world so that you can be encouraged and equipped to do, as what Rev. Jodie McNeil shares,

"I've started to see that it is good to synchronize my calendar with Christian brothers and sisters from all tribes, tongues, and nations because everyone needs to choose a calendar to follow...but as we live as foreigners and exiles, it seems like a good thing for Christians to celebrate together the rhythm of our church calendar."

Preparing for Lent: The Journey, Part 1 includes:

  • The Reverend Canon Wes Jagoe from the United States introduce and provide background to Lent
  • Rev. Jodie McNeil from Australia introduce and sing a song he is teaching his church for Lent
  • Sayuni Choir from the Anglican Church of Burundi share a song
  • Worship team from the Chapel of St. Stephen and All the Martyrs in Pakistan share a song

Preparing for Lent: The Journey, Part 2 includes:

  • Everyday Global Anglican Interview with Archbishop Foley Beach and Keith Getty as they discuss Lent. 
  • Keith and Kristyn Getty perform a new recording of  their song, "My Worth."

Listen to Archbishop Foley Beach & the Gettys on our Everyday Global Anglicans podcast here

Download the songbook from the Gettys, with their Lenten hymns and songs at the bottom of the page.

Preparing for Lent: The Journey, Part 3 includes:

  • The Anglican Youth Fellowship Choir from Kampala Diocese, Uganda
  • Archbishop Miguel Uchoa reflecting on Lent
  • All Saints Cathedral Worship Team
  • Jesse and Leah Roberts of Poor Bishop Hooper reflect and share a special song.


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