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Anglican Digest

The

LENT A.D. 2009

2

ISSN 0003-3278

An independent voice reflecting the ministry of the faithful throughout the Anglican Communion. Printed in the U.S.A.

THE ANGLICAN DIGEST
Founded 1958

THE ANGLICAN DIGEST

Vol. 51, No. 1

The Anglican Digest is published six times per year by SPEAK, the Society for Promoting and Encouraging Arts and Knowledge (of the Church) at Hillspeak, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Editor The Rev. Canon Dr. Kendall S. Harmon PO Box 2730, Summerville,
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Anglican Digest

The

LENT A.D. 2009

2

ISSN 0003-3278

An independent voice reflecting the ministry of the faithful throughout the Anglican Communion. Printed in the U.S.A.

THE ANGLICAN DIGEST
Founded 1958

THE ANGLICAN DIGEST

Vol. 51, No. 1

The Anglican Digest is published six times per year by SPEAK, the Society for Promoting and Encouraging Arts and Knowledge (of the Church) at Hillspeak, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Editor The Rev. Canon Dr. Kendall S. Harmon PO Box 2730, Summerville,

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The
AnglicanDigest
TM
 LENTA.D.2009
 
THEANGLICANDIGEST
AnindependentvoicereflectingtheministryofthefaithfulthroughouttheAnglicanCommunion.
 Founded1958
ISSN0003-3278Vol.51,No.1
PrintedintheU.S.A.
TheAnglicanDigest
ispublishedsixtimesperyearbySPEAK,theSocietyforPromotingandEncouragingArtsandKnowledge(oftheChurch)atHillspeak,EurekaSprings,Arkansas.
Editor
TheRev.CanonDr.KendallS.HarmonPOBox2730,Summerville,SC29484-2730Phone(843)821-7254e-mail:ksharmon@mindspring.com
ManagingEditor
TheRev.JohnDrydenBurton
BoardofTrustees
TheRt.Rev.EdwardL.Salmon,Jr.,Chairman,Dr.E.MitchellSingleton,Vice-Chairman,WilliamL.Atwood,TheRt.Rev.JohnC.Bauerschmidt,TheRt.Rev.JohnC.Buchanan,TheRev.ChristopherColby,TheRt.Rev.GethinB.Hughes,andAnnCadyScott.
InquiriesandCorrespondence
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anglicandigest@att.net
Website:
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Mr.TomWalker,GeneralManagerCapt.W.R.Swindells,TrusteesWarden
THEANGLICANDIGEST 
issenttoallwhorequestit.Itisnotconnectedtoanyparticularinstitution,parish,ordioceseintheAnglicanCommunionandissupportedsolelybyread-ercontributionsandadvertisements.PaidadsmustmeetguidelinessetbytheBoardofTrusteesbutdonotrepresentendorsementby
THEANGLICANDIGEST 
.OpinionsorviewsexpressedinarticlesandadvertisementsdonotnecessarilyrepresentthoseoftheBoardofTrustees.©2009SPEAK,Inc.Allrightsreserved.
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LENTA.D.2009
3
 AHolyLen
ByInvitationOnly
Iinviteyou,therefore,inthenameoftheChurch,totheobservanceofaholyLent....
T
hesewordsfromtheAshWednesdayliturgyremindusthattheprayer,self-examination,fasting,self-denial,meditation,reading,andotherpracticesofLentleadingusintorepentanceandreadinessfortheEastercele-brationarebyinvitationonly.WedidntsuddenlycomeupwiththisideaofLentandthevariousactivitiesassociatedwiththisseason.TheinvitationcomesoutofalongtraditionintheChurchandfromacommunitystretch-ingbacktotheearliestdaysofChristianhistory.Whenwepar-ticipateinthesetime-testedprac-tices,weknowourmindsandheartsandbodieswillundergochange.BytheactionoftheHolySpiritworkingamongusinthiscommunityoffaith,wewillexperiencewhatChristiansoverthecenturieshaveexperienced:themixing,leavening,kneading,rising,andbakingofthebreadofourlifetogether.Lentisnotjustanindividualexperience,althoughtheworkofindividualsinLentiscrucial.WeareinvitedinthenameoftheChurchtobetheChurchateverdeepeninglevelssothatourcommunitywillbereadyatEastertobeclaimedyetagainbytheredeemingmysteryofourLordslife,death,andresurrec-tion.
F
orme,thisexperienceofashes;oflookingatsinandmortality;ofcallingtomindandheartthingsdoneandthingsleftundonebecameparticularlypowerfulwhenIburiedtheashesofmymother.Thefuneralliturgy(onewhichthecommunitywillhaveforyouandmeoneday)saysYouaredustandtodustyoushallreturn.Thosearenotnewwordsforus.Wehearthemeveryyear.Myprayeristhatallwillhearandrespondtotheinvi-tationtodigdeeplyintothedustofyourlifeinthisseasonofLent.Itisworkyoudoforyourself,butitisalsoworkyoudowithandforthecommunitywhoinvitedyou.Maythecompan-ionshipofthesaintsupholdyou.
I
encourageyoutoexercisethedisciplinesofyourholyLent!TheRev.NancyBaxter,St.Bartholomew’s,Atlanta,Georgia

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