BB NOTE: This Lent forget about the Cross and Jesus’ journey to Calvary for the redemption of the world. That’s so over. Now, thanks to the fun people at 815 Headquarters, you too can do the Stations of the MDGs. No really! What will the PB think up next! Maybe for Easter we’ll roll the rock away and find – Bono!
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The Presiding Bishop had declared the first Sunday in Lent to be Episcopal Relief and Development Sunday. To assist parishes mark the occasion, Episcopal Relief and Development has created resources available at http://www.er-d.org/erdsunday. Included among the resources is a special liturgy called “Stations of the MDGs” which is designed to be used during Lent in lieu of the traditional Stations of the Cross service. Also available for order or download is a the 2008 Lenten Devotional is entitled”Seeking to Serve: A Lenten Exploration of the Millennium Development Goals.” The devotional features illustrations and meditations on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) contributed by the Rev. Jay Sidebotham, Rector of Church of the Holy Spirit in Lake Forest, Illinois, and offers ways for parishioners to help achieve these life-saving goals.
Please let me know if you have questions or concerns.
Network Coordinator, Office of Church Relations
Episcopal Relief and Development
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New York, NY 10017
NOTE: You can also read the official MDG liturgy here.