Mark D. Roberts

Mark D. Roberts

Resources for Ash Wednesday, Lent, and Holy Week

Three weeks from now, many Christians will gather for services on Ash Wednesday. Thus will begin the season of Lent, a six-week time of preparation for Good Friday and Easter.

Over the years, I have produced a variety of online resources to help people understand the deeper meaning of this time of the Christian year. Because many churches and church leaders are planning for the “holi-days” right now, I thought I’d put up some links today.

Ash Wednesday: Practice and Meaning

How Lent Can Make a Difference in Your Relationship with God


The Seven Last Words of Christ: Reflections for Holy Week

The Stations of the Cross: A Devotional Guide for Lent and Holy Week

I want to add a word about the last resource. Several years ago, my wife painted a series of pictures based on the biblical Stations of the Cross. You can see an example below. Since then, she has been pleased to make these available to churches and other Christian organizations for use during Lent and Holy Week. Hundreds of churches across the world have used these paintings, free of charge. All we ask is that you contact us, asking for permission, and that you don’t use the paintings in any commercial purpose. Please contact me if you would like to use my wife’s paintings.


  • Ann Kroeker

    Thank you so much for putting these resources together, Mark. Your writings plus your wife’s artwork are a tremendous gift to churches and organizations (and individuals)…especially those that have not regularly or historically practiced them.

  • Rev. Don Wright

    I join Ann Kroeker in acknowledging my indebtedness for your kind offer concerning the
    use of the Stations of the Cross and other lenten resources. I am a faithful reader and
    also a downloader – so perhaps you could have a spot to indicate “print” or “printable”
    as an aid for those of us who enjoy your work.
    Peace and blessings.

  • Karen

    I am really pleased to read this blog posts which contains lots of helpful information, thanks for providing these statistics.

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