Lenten Reading Series

by Catherine Fournier

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This is a new activity, developed by Domestic-Church for families in the Lenten season. It is patterned or modelled after the Advent Jesse tree which we have found to be a very effective way to tell the story of Advent, and hold the family's interest through the season of Advent. This Lenten reading series could be added to the family evening prayers of used at some other time of day.

The reading series follows, in roughly chronological order, the history of God's people, from Genesis through to the New Testament. Since Christ's coming, ministry, death and resurrection were all foretold in prophecy, the readings are paired, first the Old Testament prophecy, then the New Testament fulfillment.

Since this is its first year, a suggested way of presenting the reading series hasn't been invented. We plan to try a 'collage' forming a cross with one piece for each day's reading in our family. A grid of 2 X 16 for the upright and 2 X 6 for the cross bar works out to 40 squares. We would like to hear about your ideas, and how the Lenten series worked in your family. Please mail us.

We will post your messages as as they come in and incorporate all your ideas into next year's Lenten activity suggestions. Thank you in advance.

The Readings

Ash Wednesday: Even Now (Joel 2:12-13)
2nd Day of Lent (Thursday) Original sin (Gen 3:1-20)
3rd Day (Friday) Died for our Sins (1John 3:7-10)
4th Day (Saturday) Cain and Abel (Genesis 4:1-12)
5th Day (Monday) Judas (Matthew 26:20-25, Mark14:10-11)
6th Day (Tuesday) Noah's Ark (Genesis 6:5-13, 9:8-11)
7th Day (Wednesday) A New Covenant (Matthew 26:26-29)
8th Day (Thursday) The Tower of Babel (Genesis 11:1-9)
9th Day (Friday) Pentecost (Acts 2:1-12)
10th Day (Saturday) Father Abraham (Genesis 17:1-11)
11th Day (Monday) Jesus and Abraham (John 8:31-40)
12th Day (Tuesday) Abraham and Isaac (Genesis 22:1-18)
13th Day (Wednesday) God's Son (Matthew 27:39 -43)
14th Day (Thursday) Moses and the 10 Commandments (Exodus 20:1-21)
15th Day (Friday) 2 Great Commandments (Matthew 22:34-40)
16th Day (Saturday) The Passover (Exodus 12:1-2,12-14,16)
17th Day (Monday) The Holy Eucharist (Luke 22:14-20)
18th Day (Tuesday) Forty Years in the Desert (Numbers 14:2-4, 10-112, 17-19, 33-340
19th Day (Wednesday) Forty Days in the Desert (Luke 4:1-130
20th Day (Thursday) Jonas and the Whale (Jonah 1:1 - 4:11)
21th Day (Friday) A Sign for These Times (Matthew 12:38-41)
22nd Day (Saturday) Whom Shall I send? (Isaiah 6:8-10)
23rd Day (Monday) Parables (Matthew13:10-15)
24th Day (Tuesday) Prophetic Role of Jeremiah (Jeremiah 1: 4-8, 3:12-15)
25th Day (Wednesday) John the Baptist (Luke 1:13-17, 80)
26th Day (Thursday) The Covenant with Abraham and Moses (Jeremiah 31:31-33)
27th Day (Friday) A New Covenant (Hebrews 8:6-7)
28th Day (Saturday) Gabriel and the Annointed One (Daniel 9:15-24)
29th Day (Monday) Annointing at Bethany (Matthew 26:6-13)
30th Day (Tuesday) Story of Elijah (2Kings 2:9-12)
31st Day (Wednesday) Jesus' Ascension (Acts 1:6-11)
32nd Day (Thursday) Story of Elisha (2Kings 4:42)
33rd Day (Friday) Loaves and Fishes (Mark 6:34-44)
34th Day (Saturday) Prophecy of New Order (Michah 4:1-7)
35th Day (Monday) Fulfillment of all Prophecies (Luke 24:44)
36th Day (Tuesday) Agony in Garden (Matthew 26:36-46)
37th Day (Wednesday) The Innocent Victim (Isaiah 53:1-12)
38th Day (Holy Thursday) Death Of Jesus (Matthew 27: 45-54)
39th Day (Good Friday) The Day of the Lord (Joel 2:10-16)
40th Day (Holy Saturday) Grace and Life Through Christ (Romans 5:15 -19)

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