The journey: Holy Week to Easter

Maundy Thursday 2

Today’s reading: 1 Corinthians 11:23-26

“The Lord Jesus took some bread, and after he had given thanks, he broke it, and he said, ‘This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.’”

Reflection: At the Eucharist we hear the words “Do this in memory of me”. One of the things we are asked to remember is how much Jesus reached out to others, how he encouraged his disciples to be servants of one another, how he loved even unto death. Through prayer, he was able to say “yes” to God, to give totally of himself. When we receive the body and blood of Christ, can we also say “yes” to God?

Action: Reflect on the meaning of the Eucharist and how you can say “yes” to God in your life. Read our reflection on the Eucharist and use the suggested questions to guide your thinking.

Good Friday 2

 Today’s reading: John 18:1-19:42

“After Jesus had taken the wine he said, ‘It is fulfilled’; and bowing his head he gave up his spirit.”

Action: Pray

Jesus, you know what it’s like
to feel abandoned,
lost and afraid.

Walk with us.

And show us how to walk with others,
who live in fear,
who face death
through hunger or war.

Show us how to pray
for those we do not know
and will not meet,
but who are always loved by you.

Amen.

Holy Saturday 2

Reflection: Today we watch and wait. We reflect on Christ’s death on the cross for us. We prepare for tomorrow and look with hope to the gift of new life in the resurrection.

Prayer: God of life, we look with hope to the resurrection when all things will be renewed. May we renew the face of the earth. Amen.

Easter Sunday 2

Today’s reading: Acts 10:34, 37-43

“They killed him by hanging him on a tree, yet on the third day God raised him to life and allowed him to be seen”

Reflection: Let us go out with joy, for he is risen. Alleluia!

Action: Join your prayers to ours this Easter.

We thank you for your ongoing support and wish you and your families a Happy Easter.

 

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