Lent at St. James
The seasons of the church year are the seasons of the Christian life, that is, moments of God’s life made manifest through Jesus Christ. And so they are the seasons of every human life, as it is illumined by the Gospel. In late February we begin the 40 days of Lent, when we grieve God’s loneliness, due to our sin. In the seven weeks of Easter, we rejoice in the triumph of life, God’s life over death. Often during Lent, there are good reasons to feel deeply glad. Easter joy is a mystical reality made possible by faith, yet the equally real grief and suffering that now afflicts some of us, will not magically evaporate come Easter morning. We invite you to journey with us through this time of grief and triumph.