Explore Easter

Lent: Feb 26 - Apr 9, 2020

Wait. Remember. Celebrate!

Lent is the span of time in the church calendar that starts with Ash Wednesday (Feb 26) and ends with Passover Thursday (April 9). Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Jesus’ 40-day fasting and temptation in the desert, Passover Thursday marks the Seder Dinner, and ultimately Easter Sunday commemorates Jesus’ resurrection from the grave after his crucifixion. Lent, then, is generally observed as a time for Christians to reflect, repent, and pray as a way of preparing our hearts for Easter.

Because Lent is not officially instituted in Scripture, observing it isn’t in any way a “requirement” of Christianity. However, Christians from many different theological persuasions choose to observe it as a way of focusing their thoughts on Jesus Christ during the Easter season.

Found below are a few reading plans, studies, and a song list as resources to guide you through a season of waiting, remembering and celebrating the work of Christ, his ministry, his death, and his resurrection.


40 plus day reading plans:

Shorter reading plans:

Kids Ministry Family Activity:

The Easter Story:

RightNow Media:

Study for groups or personal time (email AmandaR@CrossRoadsChurch.ca if you are interested in a free account with RightNow Media)

  • It Is Finished  - A Lenten Study of Christ's Final Words on the Cross

Spotify SONG Playlist: