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To Follow and Worship Jesus, Sharing His Love

Holy Week

Holy Week is the name given to the week beginning on Palm Sunday and ending on Easter Sunday.  This is a time when we commemorate the passion, death, and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. We currently are unable to worship in Church but we can still pray and reflect. Our Network Page contains links to Live Stream services and Reflections.

Use the following images as part of your reflection on The Passion each day of Holy Week

Detail of door of Basilica of the AnnunciationSunday April 5th - Palm Sunday

Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem is contrasted by his crucifixion just five days later. Unlike onlookers at the time we know what is to happen and that knowledge must colour our reflection on the events to come.

Mary turns to see her Son. 

The women who had followed him from Galilee, stood at a distance, watching these things.Luke 23:49

Detail of door of Basilica of the Annunciation, Nazareth.


 Judas betrays JesusMonday April 6th 

Judas betrays Jesus with a kiss

Mark 14 v44. 

See also bottom right where a man is being comforted after his ear has been cut off! (Mark 14 v47)


Cock Crow detailTuesday April 7th 

The denial

Mark 14 v30.

 Fresco from the Church of St Peter in Gallicantu, Jerusalem


 Jesus carries his crossWednesday April 8th

Jesus carries his cross already wearing the crown of thorns.

Notice the drops of blood; after they dressed him in a scarlet robe they took it off and replaced it with his own clothes. 

'they stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him and they twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on his head' 
Matthew 27 v28

Jesus falls

Jesus falls carrying his cross 

'Carrying his own cross he went out to the place of the they crucified him' 
John 19 v17    

Bronze sculpture Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem



Thursday April 9thHoly Table Frontal

'I will not drink again of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it anew in the kingdom of God.' 

Jesus speaks these words at the Lord's Supper. Mark 14 v25  

Holy Table frontal. Embroidered grapes, foliage, nails and crown of thorns. Periods of preparation and repentance are represented by the colour purple.


The crucifixion

Friday April 10th

The crucifixion

A bleached wood carving. The Franciscan Church, Capernaum.

'For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing but to us who are being saved it is the power of God' 1 Cor 1 v18


Jesus removed from the cross

Saturday April 11th

Jesus removed from the cross

Mosaic. Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem.

Notice how earth and heaven combine and weep to see God join the agony and suffering of human experience.

'With Pilate's permission, he (Joseph of Arimathea) came and took the body away. He was accompanied by Nicodemus, the man who earlier had visited Jesus at night'. John 19 v38



He is risen
Sunday April 12th Easter Day

He is risen indeed!

Garden Tomb Jerusalem
'For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day'. 1 Cor 15 v3