Lent 2013: A HuffPost Community Observation Of The Lenten Fast (LIVEBLOG)

The 40 days of Lent that lead to Easter are the most sacred and spiritually powerful in the Christian calendar. From the Ash Wednesday reminder to 'remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return,' to the the Stations of the Cross on Good Friday, to the joyful Easter song of 'Christ the Lord Is Risen Today' -- Lent is a time when Christians are invited to examine our faith, and deepen the commitment to live the Christian life.

[Scroll down to see our Lent liveblog.]

Starting on Feb. 13, Ash Wednesday until Easter on 31st March, HuffPost Religion offers you the opportunity to walk together with an online community of pilgrims through this season of grown and discovery. Each day HuffPost will be updating this liveblog with scripture lessons, prayers, music, poetry, hymns, ideas for charitable service and supportive comments and suggestions from fellow HuffPost Lent community members to help make your fast meaningful and powerful. We will be offering daily Lenten reflections by some of the most respected Christian voices who will share with you deep wisdom for your walk with Christ.

All are encouraged to share Lenten reflections and experiences with us. What does the season of Lent mean to you? What spiritual exercises and meditations do you practice during Lent? Whether you're observing Lent for the first time, or you've observed Lent your entire life, we want to hear from you. Send your personal reflections (300-500 words) and photos to We are excited to embark on this journey with you.

May you have a blessed Lent!

Click through for some Lenten meditations

Lent Meditation Slideshow

Week 1 of Lent (Feb. 13, 14, 15, 16)
Week 2 of Lent (Feb. 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23)
Week 3 of Lent (Feb. 25, 26, 27, 28, March 1, 2)
Week 4 of Lent (March 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9)
Week 5 of Lent (March 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16)
Week 6 of Lent (March 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23)
Holy Week (March 24 [Palm Sunday], 25, 26, 27, 28 [Maundy Thursday], 29 [Good Friday], 30 [Holy Saturday])
Easter Sunday