Lenten Offerings 2021

Congregations around the Diocese are offering ways to explore our faith during Lent.


The Zabriskie Church of St John the Evangelist, Newport, and S. Stephen’s Church, Providence present:

“The Eucharist in a time of Pandemic: Sacramental Theology for when you cannot receive the Sacrament,” will begin on Wednesday, February 24 and run for five sessions through Wednesday, March 24 at 7:00 p.m.:

Wednesday, 24 February
Foundations in Scripture with Fr. D’Angelo & John Lord
What are the Biblical roots of the Eucharist?

Wednesday, 3 March
Patristic Development with Fr. D’Angelo & Fr. Humphrey
How did the Church Fathers interpret the Biblical Witness?

Wednesday, 10 March
Medieval Unfolding with Fr. Straley & Fr. Ogburn
Amidst the Black Death, how was the Eucharist understood and practiced?

Wednesday, 17 March
Reformation Response with Fr. Ogburn & Fr. Humphrey
What lasting insights did the English Reformation impart?

Wednesday, 24 March
Anglo-Catholic Synthesis with Fr. Humphrey & Team Faculty
How does Anglo-Catholic theology and practice promise life in the midst of death?

The parishes leading this series are:

Saint John the Evangelist, Newport, RI,  Fr. Nathan Humphrey, Rector & Mr. John Lord, Director of Adult Christian Formation

Saint Paul’s, Carroll St., Brooklyn, NY, Fr. William Ogburn, Rector

Saint Stephen’s, Providence, RI, Fr. Benjamin Straley, Rector

Saint Thomas’s, Huron St., Toronto, ON, Fr. Chris D’Angelo, Associate Priest

If you are already on the email list of one of the sponsoring parishes, you will receive instructions on how to join the series.

You do not need to be associated in any way with a parish to participate, but individuals outside the four sponsoring parishes who would like to get involved should be in touch with Saint Stephen’s, Providence via office@sstephens.necoxmail.com to receive the Zoom link.


Emmanuel Church, Cumberland Movie series

Thanks to the miracle of Zoom, we are going to be able to hold our traditional Friday-night Lenten movies. The Youth Group did this together in January, and although it was not as much fun as being in the same room, we did enjoy watching the film together!

The link for the films will be live beginning 30 minutes before for those who would like to check in and chat. The movie will begin just after 7:00. Fix fun snacks, and enjoy some good stories. There will also be links to reflection questions that will help to tie the movie in with a particular Lenten theme. Email vicarjoan@gmail.com for the Zoom link!

So check out the list below and make plans to join us for any and/or all of these films:

Friday, February 19: “Inside Out”

Friday, February 26: “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”

Friday, March 5: “The Prom”

Friday, March 12: “Soul”

Friday, March 19: “Arrival”

Friday, March 26: “Jesus Christ Superstar Live Arena Tour”


The Pilgrim’s Progress – a daily meditation series with The Rev. James Jacob

This book is a Classic by John Bunyan and some of you may have read it. Even though it was written more than three hundred years ago it remains pertinent today as the story of every Christian in the Faith Journey. It is a great work of ‘potent religious depth’. This is a book of allegories, and the personalities and the story have different characters illustrative of their role. Thus, we will meet Christian, Obstinate, Pliable etc. We may meet many of these characters in our everyday life. I used the book by Harold Myra, ‘Experience of the Spiritual Classic through 40 days of daily devotion- The Pilgrim’s Progress’ He arranged the book into forty chapters with forty meditations. There are 40 days excluding Sundays starting from Ash Wednesday and so I am using one meditation per day during Lent. Through these meditations we are invited to the ‘heroic, holy adventure’ as the pilgrim went through. May this be a blessed and challenging Lenten journey. Subscribe.


Christ Church, Westerly

This 6 week program beginning Wednesday, February 24th and continuing through Wednesday, March 31st at 7:00 pm, explores the book The Gift: 12 Lessons to Save Your Life by Dr. Edith Eva Eger. Please prepare for the Lenten study by reading the chapters corresponding with the topic listed before each meeting.

February 24 – Victimhood/Avoidance

March 3 – Self-Neglect/Secrets

March 10 – Guilt and Shame/Unresolved Grief

March 17 – Rigidity/Resentment

March 24 – Paralyzing Fear/Judgment

March 31 – Hopelessness/Not Forgiving

There is no charge for this program, but RSVP is requested. Call the office at 401-596-0197 to register.


St Mark’s Church, Warwick

Meeting on Sunday evenings, St Mark’s will be using a program from St George’s College in Jerusalem, “A River Through the Desert: A Lenten Pilgrimage”. 6:30 – 8:00  p.m. Email to rector@stmarkswarwick.org for the Zoom link.