Lent and Easter Reflections

2021 Lenten and Easter Reflections

Lent is a time of prayer and renewal and an opportunity to refocus relationships with God that lead us to the Easter Sunday celebration of our risen Christ. This year, Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 17, and continues through Holy Saturday, April 3, with Easter Sunday on April 4.

While Lent itself remains the same, with the global pandemic, some of our activities will have to be nuanced to fit the needs of this time – particularly Ash Wednesday. We have a special set of resources below for use on this important beginning to the Lenten season.

Lenten Prayers for Equity

Learn more about "We Are Called," CHA's Confronting Racism by Achieving Health Equity initiative at www.wearecalled.org.

Ash Wednesday Resources
As we come together by staying apart, we know our celebration of Ash Wednesday this year will look very different. For many of us, this marks a full year of managing and planning around the coronavirus. In partnership with NACC, CHA offers these Ash Wednesday resources to help your ministry mark this important day.


Lent and Easter Reflections

CHA is offering a longer, weekly reflection for Lent as well as brief daily reflections that are available on the document with the weekly offering.

Share our daily reflection graphics on social media!
Use the following links to download GIF files for each day, available as animated or static (static is best for Instagram).
February 18-20
February 22-27
March 1-6
March 8-13
March 15-20
March 22-27

Lent and Easter Reflections

Ash Wednesday, Feb. 17

Week 1 – Feb. 21-27

Week 2 –  Feb. 28-March 6

Week 3 – March 7-13

Week 4 – March 14-20

Week 5 – March 21-27

Palm Sunday and Brief Reflections for Holy Week –  March 28-April 3

Easter Triduum
Holy Thursday, April 1 | Good Friday, April 2 | Holy Saturday, April 3

Easter Sunday – April 4

Video Playlist (use the icon in the upper left to select videos)

Yours to Use and Share!
As always, these resources are yours to use and share. Consider disseminating them through your

  • Intranet
  • Social media — tweet and share via Facebook
  • Email
  • Online newsletters
  • Closed circuit TV
  • Posting in hardcopy in break rooms and chapels and at the welcome desk
  • Playing as a morning reflection on the intercom

Note for printing weekly booklets: Be sure to print each document double sided, and select to print double sided by flipping on the short end – this will ensure you need only make one fold to create a booklet.

Note for downloading video reflections: download the MP4 file by right clicking on the title of the video and select "Save target as..." (IE) or "Save link as..."(FF and  Chrome).