Each year, Campus Ministry offers a variety of programs and services during the Lenten season that are welcome and inclusive to all, regardless of faith tradition.
Some of the past Lenten offerings have included:
- Lenten Labyrinth: A temporary labyrinth, a single non-branching path which leads to the center and back out, was constructed on the lawn behind the library along The Fenway and available for anyone to use as a walking meditation opportunity during Lent.
- Prayer Through Movement & Music: Students explored creative movement as a way to pray and reflect on God's presence in their lives using dance as a form of prayer and ministry.
- Taizé Prayer: Taizé Prayer is a form of ecumenical prayer that originated in France around the Second World War as a community who welcomed those looking a safe place amidst challenging times. Today, the Taizé community attracts many pilgrims through its prayerful music and periods of meditative silence. During Lent, Campus Ministry offers this ecumenical opportunity to experience the sacred through song and silence in the spirit of Taizé prayer. All are welcome!
- Lenten Reconciliation Service: In preparation for Easter, each year during Holy Week Campus Ministry hosts a Reconciliation Service for the Emmanuel and COF community. The service, held in the Chapel, offers songs, readings and a reflection around the idea of forgiveness, followed by a guided meditation that invites participants to reflect on forgiveness in their own lives. Individual confession is offered after the service.