Author Archives: Tim Schenck

Celebrity Blogger Week: Amber Belldene

Leave it to Lent Madness to unearth the only romance novel-writing Episcopal priest on the planet. Actually, for the second year in a row, Amber Belldene has graced us with her actual celebrity status as a prolific best-selling author. It’s not true that a member of the Supreme Executive Committee was the cover model for […]

Celebrity Blogger Week: Neva Rae Fox

Welcome to Celebrity Blogger Week! We look forward to introducing you to all of our Celebrity Bloggers and some other key people on the Lent Madness team including our Bracket Czar, Resident Foodie, and the ever-mysterious Maple Anglican. We kick things off with first-timer, Neva Rae Fox. Right at the start, the Supreme Executive Committee feels compelled […]

Celebrity Blogger Week!

We’re pleased to announce that Celebrity Blogger Week (or however long it takes) kicks off…tomorrow! We’ll introduce you to our fabulous group of 2015 Celebrity Bloggers — some familiar faces and some newbies. These are the hardest working celebrities in the Lent business and we literally couldn’t pull off the Madness without them. We’ve asked […]

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Nominations Open!

Nominations for next year’s field of 32 saints are currently being accepted by the Supreme Executive Committee. Yes, in addition to Eastertide, today begins Nominationtide. But before we get to the main attraction, we encourage you to visit the Lentorium. You can prove your love for Lent Madness by loading up on Lent Madness merchandise, […]

Congratulations to 2014 Golden Halo Winner — Charles Wesley!

The Lent Madness Supreme Executive Committee congratulates Charles Wesley on his victory in Lent Madness 2014 and authorizes the following text to be sung on Easter Day at liturgies throughout the world. Charles Wesley is risen today, Alleluia! his triumphant holy day, Alleluia! who the Golden Halo won, Alleluia! ‘gainst all saints, the battle done! Alleluia! […]

For the Golden Halo: Harriet Bedell vs. Charles Wesley

We embarked upon this Lent Madness journey over five weeks ago on “Ash Thursday.” With your help we have whittled the field of 32 saints down to two: Harriet Bedell and Charles Wesley. Who will walk away with the coveted Golden Halo of Lent Madness 2014? Only 24 hours and your voting participation will reveal […]

What is Spy Wednesday?

As you know, the Supreme Executive Committee has declared that the final battle for the Golden Halo will take place tomorrow on Spy Wednesday. Several of you have asked us about this unusual name for the Wednesday in Holy Week. Ever willing to educate and inspire, we are only too happy to oblige. Spy Wednesday gets its […]

Charles Wesley vs. Phillips Brooks

We’re getting closer, friends. In less than 24 hours we’ll know who will be competing against Harriet Bedell for the Golden Halo. Yes, you heard that correctly, Harriet Bedell! Did anyone who filled out a bracket have Harriet competing in the championship round? Anybody? Harriet capped off a stunning Cinderella-like romp through Lent Madness 2014 […]

Lydia vs. Harriet Bedell

We started Lent Madness 2014 with 32 saints and now we’re down to four. The Faithful Four. Who will win the coveted Golden Halo? Only a few short days and your voting participation will give us the answer. But it’s come down to this: Lydia, Harriet Bedell, Charles Wesley, and Phillips Brooks. Today we begin […]