Lenten Journey: 2023

40 days of reflection and meditation on the life of Jesus as we prepare for and look toward Easter and the resurrection.

Holy Week

24-Hour Prayer

Our hope is to bathe Holy Week in prayer! For 24-hours each day during holy week, someone in our community will be praying. You are welcome to pray together with others, on your own, in your home, or in the designated prayer room at 1521 South Main St. Let’s close out Lent with a powerful commitment to prayer!

Simply click the link above, and select 1 or more 30-minute segments from 2:00p on Palm Sunday (April 2) through 8:00a on Easter Sunday (April 9)

Holy Week Highlights

Palm Sunday (April 2)

  • 9:30a Generations Worship (1521 South Main St.)
  • 11a Collegiate Worship Gatherings (Haymarket Theater, Squires Student Center)

All Week

  • 24-Hour Prayer (more information above)
  • Stations of the Cross

Visit the courtyard at 1521 South Main St. for a special reflective journey. There will be different images and text throughout the courtyard designed to help you reflect on the journey Jesus took to the cross. Come as an individual, or visit the stations with others! We hope this is a blessing as we all prepare our hearts for Easter.

Good Friday (April 7)

  • Good Friday Reflection Service- 6p @1521 South Main St.

Easter Sunday (April 9)

  • Daybreak Reflection- TBD am @1521 South Main St.
  • Combined Worship Gathering – 10:30a @Colonial Hall, Squires Student Center

During the Lenten season this year, we’ll have various ways to connect and go deeper into this practice both individually and collectively.

Lent is the 40 days (not including Sundays) from Ash Wednesday to the Saturday before Easter. Lent is often described as a time of preparation and an opportunity to grow closer with God. Historically, the church has focused on three main areas during the season of Lent: charity, fasting and prayer. This season we’re honing in on “40 Days with Jesus.”

This theme will allow us to join the suffering of Jesus as we take time for personal reflection that prepares our hearts and minds for Good Friday and Easter.

We’ve created a comprehensive but accessible plan that provides weekly readings, meditations, reflections, and prayer, along with a few special events and community gatherings.

Visit our calendar to view the full schedule of
Lent & Holy Week activities!

Reading plan Bookmark

Resources for Lent

Here are just a few resources we’ve curated that relate to the season of Lent and the spiritual discipline of fasting. This is not an exhaustive list by any means… just a place to get started if you want to dig deeper.


She Reads Truth + Lent 2022

That Sounds Fun with Annie F. Downs

Q&A: Faith + Fasting

That Sounds Fun with Annie F. Downs

40 Days of Decrease

by Alicia Britt Chole