Lent at St. Bart's


Lent at St. Bart's


Lent begins Ash Wednesday, February 17, 2021 (Watch our Ash Wednesday Virtual Eucharist on YouTube or Facebook.)

Holy Week: March 28 - April 3, 2021
Easter Day: April 4, 2021

St. Bart's resource booklet: Lenten Resolves



The Transformed Life: Growing Deeper in the Christian Faith and Anglican Tradition

Wednesdays, February 24-March 24, 6:30-8 pm
Want to learn more about this whole church thing? You’re invited to attend a 5-week overview of the Christian faith as understood by the Episcopal Church. Each session will include a brief talk by a member of the clergy staff followed by significant time for questions and group discussion. This class is particularly designed for those interested in baptism, confirmation, reception or reaffirmation, but everyone is welcome—from newcomers to long-time members to everyone in between.
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Prophets: A Lenten Exploration

Thursdays, February 18-March 25, 6:30-8 pm
The Reverend Dr. Mary Julia Jett, Adjunct Faculty of Religious Studies at St. Francis College in Brooklyn, leads a deep dive into the prophetic texts of the Hebrew Bible and the multifaceted messages they contain.
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Bread and Wine: Readings for Lent and Easter

Saturdays, February 20-April 3, 10-11 am

As Lent begins, the Saturday morning discussion group turns to the collection Bread and Wine: Readings for Lent and Easter, which features the work of a variety of prominent authors, including Madeleine L’Engle, Frederick Buechner, Barbara Brown Taylor, and Henri Nouwen. Please read Chapter 8 (Thomas á Kempis' “The Royal Road”) and Chapter 11 (Søren Kierkegaard’s “Followers, Not Admirers”) prior to the next session.  Newcomers welcome!
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Centering Prayer for Lent

Mondays, February 22-March 29, 6:30-7 pm

Experience the benefits of interior stillness in your life. Practice letting go of the preoccupation with your thoughts and worries by learning this ancient method of being in God’s presence. Kathleen Breiten will explain the method, recommend additional resources and lead short sessions of practice.

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Food and Faith

Tuesdays, February 23-March 30, 7-8 pm
Join the Reverend Peter Thompson for a Lenten discussion about Food and Faith: A Theology of Eating by Duke professor Norman Wirzba. Please read Chapter 1 before the next session. (N.B.: Professor Wirzba will be our guest at The Forum on Sunday, March 14.)
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Who Am I Supposed To Be Now?—Examining Identity, Values and Goals in a Pandemic World Through Group Spiritual Direction

Tuesdays, March 2 - 23, 6:30-8 pm
Join the Reverend Deborah Lee in this four-week Lenten journey of discovery, using the ministry of group spiritual direction as a guide. Limited to eight participants on a first come, first served basis. A commitment to all four sessions is required. Email for registration and/or questions.
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Ongoing Offerings

Ancient Texts in Modern Times; A weekly Bible Study

Wednesdays at 1 pm (Moved to Thursday on February 18 the week of Ash Wednesday)
Thoughtful reflection and lively discussion of the upcoming Sunday readings with the Rector; The Right Reverend Dean E. Wolfe. Contact Ms. Liz Gillespie, Executive Assistant to the Rector at 212-378-0263 or   be added to our online gathering for Bible Study. 

Centering Prayer

Zoom gatherings on Mondays at 7 pm, Wednesdays at 5 pm and Fridays at 9 am
Experience a few moments of peace and comfort through the contemplative practice of centering prayer. Newcomers welcome!  To join our email list to receive updates on centering prayer, contact Manny Rodriguez

The Forum

Sundays, 10 am
Live online each week. Click here to access.
Listen in -- or listen again -- to past Forum recordings.

Daily Prayer

This is Another Day
Do you need a few moments of peace to embark upon your daily rounds? Watch the Reverend Deborah Lee's one- to three-minute scripture-inspired video meditations, released at 7 am weekdays on YouTube and Facebook.

St. Bart's Night Prayer
Do you desire a few moments of peace at the end of each day? Join the St. Bart's community for Night Prayer each weekday evening at 8:30 pm. Clergy and lay officiants will lead brief services based on or inspired by the ancient office of Compline.

Looking for additional resources during Lent?


Life Transformed – The Way of Love in Lent – Updated and expanded Way of Love resources for Lent and Easter include: an eight-video series, an Adult Forum, a Quiet Day curriculum, and a daily practice calendar. For the first time, resources are now offered in French as well as English and Spanish.  

Forward Movement – Books for online study, programs and classes that can be run on video, and materials to support people in home devotions, plus the popular Lent Madness.

Society of St. John the Evangelist – “Come, Pray - The Prayer I Need This Day: Lent 2021”: The series is centered on a weekly 20-minute video and invites participants to explore and experience diverse prayer practices alongside the Brothers through joining their regular, live-streamed worship, special services and online teachings.

Episcopal Relief & Development – Download the meditation booklet usually provided at St. Bart's in print form, or sign up to receive meditations by email.

Church Publishing – A variety of books in both English and Spanish: Note that some of the designated listings are eligible for a 25 percent discount; use the code LENT25 at checkout

Episcopal Women’s History Project – The Episcopal Women’s History Project is telling the story of six women who have made an impact on the Episcopal Church in weekly discussion using Zoom video-conferencing. It will begin on Thursday, Feb. 18 and continue through March 25. 



  • Questions? Contact St. Bart’s Central at 212-378-0222 or