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
Sunday 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.
Monday 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)
Tuesday April 7th
Mark 14 v30.
Fresco from the Church of St Peter in Gallicantu, Jerusalem
Wednesday 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'
Jesus falls carrying his cross
'Carrying his own
cross he went out to the place of the skull...here they crucified
Bronze sculpture Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem
Thursday April 9th
'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
Friday April 10th
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
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 indeed!