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By Sean McConnell

Maundy Thursday: Love One Another

On Maundy Thursday, we participate in the act of humility and self-sacrifice. We follow Christ's example of washing the feet of one another. In this blog, Sean McConnell encourages us to think about what the equivalent of feet washing is in the modern day. 

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By The Rt. Rev. Jake Owensby

Palm Sunday: A Crime of Passion

The Rt. Rev. Jake Owensby writes about passion. Read this blog to learn about Christ's passion for bringing Heaven down to earth and be encouraged to love and heal a hurting world.

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By Idris Buabeng

Village Strengthened by Community-Led Sanitation Process in Angola

Meet Domingos and Rosa, a couple with five children living in Quimussungo, Angola and hear how the Maza yi Moyo (Water Is Life) program has changed their lives.

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By Sean McConnell

A Season for the Oil of Chrism and Justice

Discover more about the Oil of the Chrism tradition practiced by the Episcopal Diocese of California at Grace Cathedral.

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By The Rev. Canon Michael Buerkel Hunn

The Rev. Canon Michael Hunn Reflects On The Gift Of Diversity

We invite you to join us as we encounter this Lenten journey together. Know that you are in our hearts and prayers this season as we invite you to pray for the people we serve and for our staff and friends who commit their lives to healing a hurting world. 

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By Vanessa Pizer

Self-Care: Inspiration From T.S. Eliot

An important part of self-care is taking a break from the work that you do and the buzzing world that surrounds. Literature is great for giving your mind rest. It has the power to change the way we see ourselves, understand others and interact with the world around us. In this blog, Vanessa reflects on  T.S. Eliot's "Ash Wednesday" poem.

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By Episcopal Relief & Development

Jeanne Francoise Ndimubakunzi Focuses On Gender-Based Violence During Lent

For the season of Lent this year, we reached out to people in our partner organizations and asked them about their Lenten practice. What follows are answers to those questions from Jeanne Francoise Ndimubakunzi, a Gender-Based Violence Prevention Coordinator for the Anglican Church of Burundi.

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By The Rev. Canon Jason D. Lewis

Mapping Assets: Power for Growing Our Future Together

The Rev. Canon Jason D. Lewis helps us to categorize our congregational gifts, also known as assets. Read more to find out how to identify the many gifts that your congregations possess so that your congregation can be altogether stronger.

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By Episcopal Relief & Development

Dr. Joanne Leslie Discusses Women, Malaria and The Strength of Our Offerings to God

We invite you to join us as we encounter this Lenten journey together. Know that you are in our hearts and prayers this season as we invite you to pray for the people we serve and for our staff and friends who commit their lives to healing a hurting world. 

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By Episcopal Relief & Development

The Rev. Rachel Carnegie Reflects On The Comfort of Community

We invite you to join us as we encounter this Lenten journey together. Know that you are in our hearts and prayers this season as we invite you to pray for the people we serve and for our staff and friends who commit their lives to healing a hurting world. 

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