Saturday, March 12, 2011

Friday is for new finds: free Lenten resources

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From Cardiphonia:  Red Mountain Music along with a number of other fantastic musicians largely from the New York area have released a new CD today called “Songs for Lent.”  The texts were curated by Cardiphonia from the Sacred Harp as they entered into conversation with the traditional Stations of the Cross.  The music is available on NoiseTrade for Free, but please make a donation. The money will go to support Plywood People – a 501c3 organization helping address social need.

Also, a few years back, a few churches in the Pacific Northwest patroned an album for Lent through By/For

Michael Card, Brian Moss and others wrote and produced the thirteen songs that make up the album, Sweet Sacrifice.

Follow instructions for the free download here

Album cover derived from
Golden Countenance by Makoto Fujmura

Liturgical Readings

(another ht to Cardiphonia)  The Stations of the Cross service

Daily Reading and Artwork

My friend, Terri Fisher, is an arts pastor in Austin.  She shared with me the work that her community is doing to mark the season of Lent and I'm fascinated with their collaboration. From Christ Church's website:
This Lenten season, we created a collaborative art piece with several intersecting parts. It began with a vision for using the luminous encaustic medium, creating 19 abstract pieces for the devotional, out of naturally whitened beeswax. The colors you see applied are densely pigmented oil pastels fused into the wax. The black is palm ash (the same as used on Ash Wednesday) melted into the wax and then painted on. There were 11 artists; six from Christ Church and five from Hope Chapel, who took part in the creation of the pieces. Two of our professional photographers photographed the work in progress, as well as, each finished 5”X5” square. These pieces were created with the intention of being the visual counterparts to the writings in the Lenten devotional. The final destination for the encaustic pieces will be found in the construction of an eight foot tall cross. We hope that you find much to meditate on, in both the writings and the artwork.
Today's entry. Beautiful.

What new-found glories have you discovered lately?  I'm opening up the link-sharing on Fridays for all of your great finds.

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