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We proclaim the joy of Christ’s Resurrection on Easter Day, as we experience God’s grace, mercy, and love. But what if we allowed ourselves more time to celebrate the fullness of the Resurrection and its meaning in our own lives? Author Scott Gunn offers meditations for each of the fifty days of the Easter season that draw us deeply into the mystery and wonder of the empty tomb. His reflections ask us to consider the critical question: how does the triumph of love and life over evil and death change our lives?
Forward Day by Day is a booklet of daily inspirational meditations reflecting on a specific Bible passage, chosen from the daily lectionary readings as listed in the Revised Common Lectionary or the Daily Office from the Episcopal Church’s Book of Common Prayer.
The meditations, in English and Spanish, are rich in substance and offer a wide range of witness and experiences. Each month’s meditation is written by a different author.
Inspiring readers since our first issue was published in 1935, Forward Day by Day remains a significant resource for daily prayer and Bible study to more than a half million readers worldwide.
Order a single subscription for yourself, or give a gift subscription to a loved one. Forward Day by Day is also available in bulk as a Standing Order for those who wish to purchase quantities of ten or more copies of each issue.
Engage with scripture daily with a 50 Day Bible Challenge
Take a journey into the Bible this Easter season, with the popular Bible Challenge series. This series is part of a a global initiative to encourage daily engagement with the Word of God. Fifty day reading plans include: Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, and Acts, as well as thematic studies of Creation Care and the Way of Love.
Celebrating the 50 Days of Easter
(pamphlet sold in packs of 10)
The fifty days of Easter offer an opportunity to practice living as a resurrected people- and then to take that practice into the rest of the church year. Author Nancy Hopkins-Greene explores ways let go of fear, cultivate signs of new life, read the Bible, bring new life to others, and invite God into your questions.
Saint Augustine’s Prayer Book is a book of prayer and practice – with disciplines, habits, and patterns for building a Christian spiritual life. It will help you to develop strong habits of prayer, to prepare for and participate in public liturgy thoughtfully, and to nurture a mind and soul ready to work and give and pray for the spread of the kingdom.
Saint Augustine’s Prayer Book features “Holy Habits of Prayer,” devotions to accompany Holy Eucharist, Stations of the Cross, and Stations of the Resurrection, and a wide range of litanies, collects, and prayers for all occasions. The newly revised edition includes the treasured liturgies and prayers of the original while offering some important updates in language and content.
Episcopal priest Tim Schenck offers good humor and spiritual direction for the journey through Lent and Easter. With keen observations and a clever wit, Schenck connects the mundane with the divine, from dust bunnies and egg hunts to foot washing and the Easter Vigil. Illustrated by popular cartoonist Jay Sidebotham, Dust Bunnies in the Basket challenges us to go deeper this Lent, to “kick up some dust every now and then, to roll up our sleeves and get involved with the world and the people around us.” This book is ideal for personal reflection or seasonal study groups and includes thoughtful questions at the end of each section.
This bundled package of informational graphics (or “infographics”) is comprised of five compelling visuals that explain much of the history, traditions, and practices surrounding Holy Week and Easter in the Anglican tradition of Christianity. Created by designer and Episcopal priest Chris Corbin, these infographics provide a contemporary way to engage and teach people of all ages about their faith.
The bundle of printable PDFs includes Holy Week, The Triduum, The Way of the Cross, Easter, and Pentecost.
More online seasonal devotionals
AdventWord is an inspirational online Advent calendar. Our community helps deepen our understanding of the coming of Jesus into the world through the practices of shared meditation and prayer. Come pray with us!
Can you have fun in Lent? Yes, if you play along with Lent Madness – a basketball-inspired holy competition to see which of 32 saints earns the coveted Golden Halo. While it all seems very frivolous, you’ll learn about the saints along the way. By the time Holy Week comes along, you’ll see how God works in the lives of ordinary people to shine the light of Christ’s love in a world in need of hope.