Daily Lenten Meditations
Washington National Cathedral clergy offer a written meditation each day in Lent. Catch up on previous days here, and sign up to receive an emailed meditation every morning.
The path from ashes to Alleluia is one that we walk together, in community. We make our way from the solemnity of Lent to the drama of Holy Week to the glory of Easter Sunday.
Dean Randy Hollerith: Our reading for this morning is a reminder that our first order of business as we embark on these forty days is to acknowledge that we don’t know as much as we think we do.
The Rev. Patrick Keyser: This morning’s reading from John offers a helpful framework for understanding the purpose of our Lenten practices.
The Rev. Canon Rosemarie Logan Duncan: Today Jesus is asking us the same question, “What are you looking for?”
The Rev. Canon Jan Naylor Cope: We, like the eager disciples, astonished Samaritan woman, and grieving friends of Lazarus, turn to Jesus to see where he will lead us this Lent.
Dean Randy Hollerith: Our faith is meant to be lived, to be expressed in acts of love that mirror Christ’s sacrificial way of living.
The Rev. Canon Dana Colley Corsello: As you do some introspection this Lent, I plead with you to ponder the source of your blessings.
The Rev. Canon Kelly Brown Douglas: What is it that Jesus is calling is followers to do?
The Rev. Canon Leonard L. Hamlin, Sr.: Throughout this Lenten season we are not to be focused on fixing up our outward appearance, it is our heart that the Lord is looking at and examining.
The Rev. Patrick Keyser: Perhaps no other verse of Scripture is as widely known, both among those who practice the Christian faith and those who do not, as John 3:16.