What do Lutherans in the UK and abroad do in Lent?

We have asked our Churches and congregations to let us know and will share their stories, reflections and Lenten greetings with you every week.

We start with the Norwegian Church in London.

In our next video exploring the different layers and traditions of Lent, we move on to the Swedish Church in London. We are introduced to a hymn for Lent that takes us on a journey to Jerusalem.

Our next stop on our way through Lent is at the International Lutheran Student Centre.
We are shown how community spirit can both help to overcome challenges and be kind to our planet.
This week we are welcomed by the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church on our journey through Lent.
Archbishop Urmas Viilma reflects on fasting as a way of getting closer to God. He also informs us about the situation of his Church during the pandemic and asks us to spread hope.
Today we are visiting the Swahili speaking congregation of St Anne’s Lutheran Church, London.
Revd Moses is giving us an interview about fasting in Tanzania and how his congregation is observing Lent during this difficult time and ends on the name of hope: Immanuel – God is with us.
Today we visit the Finnish Church in London.
We hear how fasting can create a space in us to receive God’s message and we are invited to pray together with the famous words of St Ephrem the Syrian.
As we enter Holy Week, we visit the Danish Church in one of our last stages on ths Lenten journey.
We hear how Lent is a time to prepare for Easter – which comes with a special twist in the Danish Church as the congregation is hoping to return to the refurbished building for Easter.

We conclude our Journey through Lent at the start of the Triduum with a message for Maundy Thursday from Bishop Tor B Jorgensen. We hope you have enjoyed dipping into the great depth of Lutheran Lenten traditions and wish you all a blessed Triduum.