Lent Video Series 2019

April 20, 2019

Each Sunday in Lent, and every day throughout Holy Week there will be a new video from one of the Dioceses of the Scottish Episcopal Church with reflections and prayers on the imagery and art of Lent.

Ash Wednesday

The Rt Rev Kevin Pearson, Bishop of Argyll & The Isles reflects on Ash Wednesday in the first of our Lenten video series.


Sunday 10 March – Lent 1

In today’s Lenten reflection the Most Rev Mark Strange, Bishop of Moray, Ross & Caithness and Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church reflects on stained glass windows in Holy Trinity Church, Elgin depicting Jesus praying on the Mount of Olives.


Sunday 17 March – Lent 2

In today’s Lenten video, Caitlin Wakefield, a member of the congregation of St Mary’s Cathedral Glasgow, reflects on a detail from Gwyneth Leech’s mural in St Anne’s chapel, depicting Jesus’ story in the contemporary setting of Kelvingrove Park.


Sunday 24 March – Lent 3

The Rt Rev Andrew Swift, Bishop of Brechin, reflects on an image of Jesus, flanked by two of Pontius Pilate’s guards. The image is taken from the Stations of the Cross at All Souls, Invergowrie, in the Diocese of Brechin.


Sunday 31 March – Lent 4

Dr Michael Wood, Lay Clerk at St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh, reflects on Carl Bloch’s painting of Peter’s Denial.


Sunday 7 April – Lent 5

In today’s Lenten Video, the Rev’d Dennis Berk, Rector of St Mary-on-the-Rock, Ellon and St James-the-Less, Cruden Bay, reflects on Pilate’s dilemma as he sentences to Jesus to be crucified.


Sunday 14 April – Lent 6

Today’s Lenten reflection comes from the Diocese of St Andrews, Dunkeld & Dunblane. The image comes from the Stations of the Cross at Holy Trinity, Dunfermline.


Wednesday 17 April

Today’s Lenten reflection comes from the Rev Canon Audrey O’Brien Stewart, Canon Missioner of the Diocese of Glasgow and Galloway. The images come from St Ninian’s Episcopal Church, Pollokshields, Holy Trinity and St Barnabas Episcopal Church, Paisley, and St Bride’s Episcopal Church, Glasgow.


Thursday 18 April – Maundy Thursday

On Maundy Thursday our Lenten Reflection comes from the Rev Helen Bridger, Associate Rector of St Mary’s Broughty Ferry and St Martin’s Dundee, Diocese of Brechin.


Friday 19 April – Good Friday

In this reflection for Good Friday the Rt Rev Anne Dyer, Bishop of Aberdeen & Orkney; and the Rt Rev Ian Paton, Bishop of St Andrews, Dunkeld & Dunblane reflect on images of the Cross.

Image Credits:

Theyre Lee-Elliott’s Crucified tree form – the Agony from the Methodist Modern Art Collection © TMCP, used with permission. www.methodist.org.uk/artcollection

Stained Glass Windows from Christ Church, Kincardine O’Neil & St Thomas’ Church, Aboyne

The cross outside St Margaret-of-Scotland Aberdeen © The Very Rev Dr Isaac Poobalan, used with permission


Saturday 20 April – Holy Saturday

The Rt Rev John Armes, Bishop of Edinburgh, reflects on this image of Jesus being placed in the tomb.