The original accounts of the suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus were written in the four Gospels – Matthew, Mark, Luke and John – in the first century AD. For such ancient books, the story they tell is remarkably clear and compelling, and filled with human detail. Click the link below to find the readings for each day of Holy Week, following the events which led up to the crucifixion and beyond, as well as links to more from our friends at ReJesus.
At 5:45 am on Easter morning we will be holding a short service at Bede's Cross, followed by breakfast at St. Andrew's.
This is a great chance to experience the beginning of the most important day in the Christian calendar - why not set your alarm & come along?!
Holy Week begins with the re-enactment of Christ's triumphal entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. This is the beginning of a journey of the imagination which takes us to the Upper Room for the Last Supper on Maundy Thursday, through Jesus' betrayal, trial and crucifixion on Good Friday. On Easter Sunday we remember how those who are baptized are united with Christ in his death and resurrection. Traditionally, new fire is kindled and from this the Easter candle is lit and held aloft with the proclamation: 'The light of Christ'. This Easter liturgy can provide a real experience of new life. This passing from darkness to light offers hope to all the faithful, as the Church celebrates the risen Christ.
Why not come and experience Holy Week with us this year?!
Services are listed below...
Why was Jesus executed... and was Judas to blame for what happened? Who saw what on Easter Sunday? Did Jesus really rise from the dead?
Our friends at ReJesus have looked into some of the most frequently-asked questions about the events of Easter - just click below. If you have a question that isn't raised here, please contact us & we'll try & answer it!
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