WASHINGTON — As America enters the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, Washington National Cathedral is offering two new books as resources for people seeking guidance as they prepare to begin Lent, a season of reflection and renewal that leads up to Easter.

Reconciliation, Healing, and Hope: Sermons from Washington National Cathedral and The Pilgrim Way of Lent: Reflections from Washington National Cathedral feature sermons, daily scripture, meditations and prayers delivered from the Cathedral during the pandemic. The two books offer ways to find of hope and faith during challenging times.

Reconciliation, Healing, and Hope: Sermons from Washington National Cathedral (Church Publishing Group; $24.95) features sermons delivered during the pandemic that offer inspiring words and guidance as a reminder that in these difficult times, God offers hope for the future. Edited by the Rev. Canon Jan Naylor Cope, provost at Washington National Cathedral, the compilation includes inspiring sermons from Cathedral clergy and guest preachers such as Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Canon Historian Jon Meacham; the Rev. Canon Kelly Brown Douglas, Canon Theologian at the Cathedral and dean of Episcopal Divinity School at Union Theological Seminary; and the Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, presiding bishop of The Episcopal Church.

The Pilgrim Way of Lent: Reflections from Washington National Cathedral (Forward Movement; $7) contains daily meditations for Lent from Washington National Cathedral clergy and an introduction by the dean of Washington National Cathedral, the Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith. The Lenten devotional is a collaboration between Washington National Cathedral and Forward Movement, an Episcopal ministry.

“As we emerge from an unprecedented time of pandemic, these two offerings from the Cathedral point us back to what we have needed most: hope and renewal,” said Dean Hollerith. “We are thrilled to share with the nation glimpses of God’s grace that we have seen on this long journey, and hope that readers find that same sense of inspiration and strength for the road ahead.”

The Pilgrim Way of Lent: Reflections from Washington National Cathedral is now available on forwardmovement.org; Reconciliation, Healing, and Hope: Sermons from Washington National Cathedral is available at ChurchPublishing.org, Amazon.com and Bookshop.org.

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