Lent 2023

Lent 2023

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This is the landing page for my 2023 Lenten sermon series. I have never preached the Lenten season before and so I am excited to learn and I anticipate that many in my congregation will also be excited to learn about the tradition of Great Lent. This page is primarily for the purpose of pointing people to a “one-stop shop” for all things that might relate to my sermons on Lent and their own personal observance of Lent. I will continue to update this page throughout the entire Lenten season. Be sure to check back frequently for updates and changes.

Readings According to the Revised Common Lectionary for Lenten Season 2023


Year A

First reading Psalm Second reading Gospel
Ash Wednesday

February 22, 2023

Joel 2:1-2, 12-17


Isaiah 58:1-12

Psalm 51:1-17 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10 Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
First Sunday in Lent

February 26, 2023

Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7 Psalm 32 Romans 5:12-19 Matthew 4:1-11
Second Sunday in Lent

March 5, 2023

Genesis 12:1-4a Psalm 121 Romans 4:1-5, 13-17 John 3:1-17


Matthew 17:1-9

Third Sunday in Lent

March 12, 2023

Exodus 17:1-7 Psalm 95 Romans 5:1-11 John 4:5-42
Fourth Sunday in Lent

March 19, 2023

1 Samuel 16:1-13 Psalm 23 Ephesians 5:8-14 John 9:1-41
Annunciation of the Lord

March 25, 2023

Isaiah 7:10-14 Psalm 45


Psalm 40:5-10

Hebrews 10:4-10 Luke 1:26-38
Fifth Sunday in Lent

March 26, 2023

Ezekiel 37:1-14 Psalm 130 Romans 8:6-11 John 11:1-45
Liturgy of the Palms

April 2, 2023

Sixth Sunday in Lent

  Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29 Matthew 21:1-11  
Liturgy of the Passion

April 2, 2023

Sixth Sunday in Lent

Isaiah 50:4-9a Psalm 31:9-16 Philippians 2:5-11 Matthew 26:14-27:66


Matthew 27:11-54

*Chart adapted from the Revised Common Lectionary page by Vanderbilt University Divinity*

Devotionals Specific t0 2023

Materials for Lent of Any Year

  • The Lenten Prayer of St. Ephrem the Syrian. See my post with the prayer and explanation of how to use it.
  • See the list of devotional suggestions at the end of this blog post about Lent.
  • See my blog post about fasting.

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