Easter

Christ is Risen Lets Celebrate the New Creation

Christ is Risen Lets Celebrate the New Creation

Christ is risen so we proclaimed yesterday in our churches. The sanctuaries were festooned with flowers and rang with shouts of Alleluia. Most of us were decked out in our new spring outfits and the kids excitedly hunted for easter eggs. But today that excitement seems to have passed and life as usual is the(…)

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Prayers for Good Friday 2014

Prayers for Good Friday 2014

It is already Good Friday in Australia, New Zealand and parts of Asia so I wanted to get these Good Friday prayers up early. May we all enter into this day with heaviness of heart for the high cost of redemption. It is finished. The procession begun in triumph with shouts of acclamation. Hosanna, Hosanna!(…)

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Forever, Not Forsaken by Linda Bonney Olin

Forever, Not Forsaken by Linda Bonney Olin

About three o’clock Jesus cried with a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Matthew 27:46 (NRSV) As I worked on a dramatic monologue and songs featuring Mary Magdalene, an image of Mary’s grief-stricken face haunted me. I heard her hollowly echoing Jesus’ words, over(…)

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Resources for Easter Sunday

Resources for Easter Sunday

Christ is Risen: The world below lies desolate Christ is Risen: The spirits of evil are fallen Christ is Risen: The angels of God are rejoicing Christ is Risen: The tombs of the dead are empty Christ is Risen indeed from the dead, the first of the sleepers, Glory and power are his forever and(…)

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A Prayer for Holy Week

A Prayer for Holy Week

This is one of a series of prayer cards published for Lent and Easter. Check out the other cards here  

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If You Want to be Subversive Follow Jesus Through Holy Week

If You Want to be Subversive Follow Jesus Through Holy Week

It’s Holy week and Jesus journey towards the cross has begun. Many of us have already processed around the church on Palm Sunday, and bought our Easter eggs and hot crossed buns, diverting our attention from the real meaning of Easter to its commercialized version.  How many of us are sucked in?  What is the(…)

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I Choose To Breathe in the Breath of Christ – A Prayer by Joseph Tetlow

I Choose To Breathe in the Breath of Christ – A Prayer by Joseph Tetlow

I just came across this beautiful prayer by Joseph Tetlow, author of Making Choices in Christ and Choosing Christ in the World, on the Ignatian Spirituality website. I love breath prayers and this is particularly moving as we move through Holy week. The prayer is a contemporary paraphrase of the Anima Christi. Nothing like anticipation to keep us going.(…)

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