Lenten Reflection Podcasts

These spoken reflection podcasts by St. Martin’s parishioners and staff are accompanied by music from the Chancel Choir or a featured musician. Intended for use as a weekly devotion to deepen the walk toward Jerusalem, the reflections are appropriate for all ages including families with young children.

You may look for the reflections here, or sign up below to receive an email each week with the podcast link. This list is for both our Lent and Advent reflection series.

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For Lent in 2018, please join the Prayer, Actually podcast on prayer and meditation by The Rev. Jarrett Kerbel.

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2017 Reflections

Lent 5: Tending tears in dismaying times

Barb Ballenger

Barb Ballenger’s Lenten practice this year is tending her tears, as she tries to make her way in truly dismaying times.
Music: Miserere Mei sung by St. Martin’s Chancel Choir

Lent 4: Finding that patch of sun

The Rev. Sharline Fulton

The Rev. Sharline Fulton shares two stories she’s found helpful to people in their struggle to find God, whom, she adds, is always present.
Music: Miserere Mei sung by St. Martin’s Chancel Choir

Lent 3: Lent Amidst the Sippy Cups

Catherine Holochwost

It can be hard to get into the spirit of Lent among sippy cups, diapers, and snacks. For Catherine Holochwost, Lent doesn’t mean giving up, but returning.
Music: Miserere Mei sung by St. Martin’s Chancel Choir

Lent 2: Letting Go

Greg Williams

2016’s most popular Lenten reflection, replayed due to snow delays with 2017 recordings. Parishioner Greg Williams experiences the loss of letting go as he makes plans to leave Philadelphia and his precious church home.
Music: Miserere Mei sung by St. Martin’s Chancel Choir

Lent 1: A Breath of Fresh Prayer

Anna Meyer

Musician Anna Meyer craves the introspective atmosphere of Lent. In A Breath of Fresh Prayer, Anna shares a practice that works to quiet her soul.
Music: Debussy’s Afternoon of a Faun, played by Anna Meyer

2016 Reflections

2015 Reflections

2014 Reflections

2013 Reflections

Regular Sunday Schedule

8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
9:15 a.m. worship.together (Eucharist for preschool families)
9:15 a.m. Parish Forum & Christian Education (Kairos)
10:30 a.m. Choral Eucharist

Other Days

Morning prayer is offered at 7:30 a.m. weekdays, in the Mary Chapel.

Silent morning meditation is offered at 8:15 a.m. weekdays, in the Mary Chapel.

Mid-week Eucharist is offered at 12:15 p.m. Wednesdays, in the Mary Chapel.

Compline is offered at 7:00 p.m. on 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, in the Church.

Choral Evensong is offered at 5:00 p.m. on 1st Sundays, Oct.-June, in the Church.

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This Episcopal church is located in the heart of the historic neighborhood of Chestnut Hill, five blocks west of Germantown Avenue at the corner of St. Martin’s Lane and West Willow Grove Avenue.

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