The Episcopal Diocese
of New York

1047 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10025
Tel: (212) 316-7400

Some Lenten Resources

Create your own Ash Wednesday invitation video

The Acts 8 Movement offers this customizable video for congregations to promote their Ash Wednesday liturgies. You may post it as is, or you can download a high resolution video and with some basic video editing skills create a customized video for your congregation.

The files you need to create your own video are available here.


Presiding Bishop’s Message for Lent

Click here for video and text.


Carbon Fast for Lent

Some great ideas for how we can each reduce our carbon output to fight climate change and support a more healthy planet. Download the printable pdf.


Programs at Holy Cross Monastery

Details of all at http://www.holycrossmonastery.com/retreat-programs

Stepping Into Lent, Moving into the Desert: Path, Practice, and Prayer

Tuesday, February 16 – Friday, February 19
Led by Rev. Gwyneth Murphy

Lenten Contemplative Days

Tuesday, February 23 – Friday, February 26

Holy Cross Lent Retreat: Listen to the Desert

Friday, February 26 – Sunday, February 28
Led by Br. Randy Greve

Lenten Individually Directed Retreats

Tuesday, March 1 – Friday, March 4
Led by the Monastic Community & Friends


Episcopal Relief and Development Lenten Resources



Lenten Reflections from The Episcopal Church

Go! for Lent is a series of reflections on scripture passages that include the word “go,” prepared by many authors including Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, other bishops, Episcopal Church staff and members of United Thank Offering, Episcopal Migration Ministries, National Association of Episcopal Schools and Episcopal Relief & Development.

Repairing the Breach
Discipleship and Mission in a Global Economy

This Lent, join in prayerful self-reflection on our economic life with daily meditations and videos written and produced by the Theology Committee of the Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops. This Lenten calendar can help us recover and renew our economic imagination and celebrate specific practices where the Spirit of God is moving in local congregations and communities to bring new life. Download the PDF of lessons for each day of Lent here, and visit repairingthebreach.forwardmovement.org to learn more, sign up for daily emails, and watch videos.

Society of Saint John the Evangelist Lenten Series


Something Missing?

If you have suggestions for additions to this page, please email them to info@dioceseny.org.


[wpfilebase tag=fileurl id=527 linktext=’Study Guide for The New Jim Crow’ /]

The Episcopal Diocese of New York’s Reparations Committee has prepared [wpfilebase tag=fileurl id=527 linktext=’this examination and study guide’ /] of Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, as an offering to parishes and congregations in observance of Lent. It is also a response to resolution A183 enacted at the 78th General Convention last fall, which recommended a book study of the Triennium.

The five (5)- week study is designed as a navigational tool to help facilitate larger conversations about mass incarceration, race in society, and other related issues, within the diocese starting at the parish level. This guide will help your congregation discuss, comprehend, and respond to Alexander’s work while connecting with parishioners’ personal experiences, the Episcopal Church, and the Bible. While the Lenten Season is an ideal time to engage in this exercise, we ask that church communities respond to the Resolution when it is most convenient and you can best maximize the dialogue for your own congregation.