finition of the season of Lent:
Early Christians observed “a season of penitence and fasting” in preparation for the Paschal feast, or Pascha (BCP, pp. 264-265). The season now known as Lent (from an Old English word meaning “spring,” the time of lengthening days) is recognized for its forty-day fast (which) was especially important for converts to the faith who were preparing for baptism, and for those guilty of notorious sins who were being restored to the Christian assembly. In the western church, the forty days of Lent extend from Ash Wednesday through Holy Saturday, omitting Sundays. The last three days of Lent are the sacred Triduum of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday. Today, Lent has reacquired its significance as the final preparation of adult candidates for baptism. Joining with them, all Christians are invited “to the observance of a holy Lent, by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God’s holy Word” (Dictionary of the Episcopal Church).
Our 2023 Lent Brochure is now available for distribution. If you would like to pick up a printed copy of our brochure you can pick one up at any of our three services on Sunday during the season of Lent. We also have it available for online download here
2023 Easter Flower Ordering is Here
2023 Easter Flower Ordering is now available for Easter Sunday which is April 9th, 2023 this year.
- Check made payable to Trinity Church (note Easter Flowers 2023 on the memo line) and mail to the church (1015 Holman, Houston, TX 77004)
- Pay Online at https://secure.accessacs.com/
Deadline is Palm Sunday, April 2nd.
*Location may have multiple dedications
This year's observance of Ash Wednesday includes services and in-person, self guided prayer using Dust & Ashes, a prayer walk created by All Saints' Episcopal Church in Boston and modified for use at Trinity. We will also have Ashes to Go available outside between services.
Lenten Educational Offerings
Lent Madness returns for our sixth consecutive year. Check out their website, facebook page and let us know how you are faring with your Saintly competition. Contact Pat Laubach at [email protected] for more information.
Women's Retreat/Quiet Half Day for Women
Mar. 25th, 2023 9 am-1 pm Reverend Hannah will host thi…
Lenten Family, Youth, and Children's Ministry
Mardi Gras Coffee Hour, Feb. 19, 11:45- 12:30 pm, Fellowship Hall
Shrove Tuesday, Feb. 21, Pancake Supper at 6pm
Fellowship Hall Ash Wednesday Liturgies, Feb. 22, 7am, Chapel/ noon, Church/ 7pm,
Church Sunday Children and Youth Themes such as Bury the Alelluia, Feb. 26, Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26
Family Picnic, Mar. 26th, 3 pm, Francis St. Lawn Good Friday
Children's Program, Apr.…Read More »
Our Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner was a roaring success. We hope you will join us next year for some fellowship and good food before the Lenten season begins. #pancakes #shrovetuesday #trinityepiscopalmidtown #midtownchurches #youtheventshouston #lent2023 #fellowshipinhouston #texasdiocese