Lenten Reflections, 2023
Days 1–4, 22–25 February: Prayers by Eric Milner-White | Paintings by Vitalii Fedorenko | Music of James MacMillan.
First Sunday in Lent, 26 February: Genesis 2.15-17;3.1-7 | Psalm 32 | Romans 5.12-21 | Matthew 4.1-11.
Days 5–10, 27 February – 4 March: John O'Donohue on freedom | Ukrainian art and Christian music in time of war.
Second Sunday in Lent, 5 March: Genesis 12.1-4a | Psalm 121 | Romans 4.1-17 | John 3.1-17.
Days 11–16, 6–11 March: Thomas Merton on contemplation | Painting Ukraine's resilience | Music of Andrew Anderson.
Third Sunday in Lent, 12 March: Exodus 17.1-7 | Psalm 95 | Romans 5.1-11 | John 4.5-42.
Days 17–22, 13–18 March: Prayers by Carmen Bernos de Gasztold | Flowers of Ukraine | J.S. Bach performed by the Netherlands Bach Society.
Fourth Sunday, 19 March: 1 Samuel 16.1-13 | Psalm 23 | Ephesians 5.8-14 | John 9.1-41.
Days 23–28, 20–25 March: About believing: Karl Barth, Paul Johnson and C.S Lewis; Basil Pennington on the Annunciation | Paintings by Ivan Marchuk | Sacred music performed by the Chamber Choir of Europe.
Fifth Sunday in Lent, 26 March: Ezekiel 37.1-14 | Psalm 130 | Romans 8.6-11 | John 11.1-45.
Days 29–34, 27 March – 1 April: Rowan Williams on "Alleluia for Sinners" | Paintings by Yurii Nagulko | Lenten church music from Ukraine.
Sixth Sunday in Lent, 2 April: Isaiah 50.4-9a | Psalm 31.9-18 | Philippians 2.5-11 | Matthew 27.11-54. "Pilgrimage: From Pain to Liberty for All." Study on the readings for the Sixth Sunday in Lent.
Holy Week, Days 35–40, 3–8 April: Sonnets by Malcolm Guite | Ukrainian paintings for Holy Week | Music for Holy Week.
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