First broadcast on Friday 26th March 2021, then again on Good Friday – April 2nd 2021.
In this time of pandemic when gathering in our Churches for the Holy Week and Easter liturgies is subject to restrictions, the Diocesan Liturgy Commission offers a number of practical suggestions to mark these days.
Some are outward signs to others of your faith and belief others acts of kindness and companionship.
Palm Sunday – palms placed at doors/windows
Some gesture of kindness towards a neighbour to honour Holy Thursday – even just a phonecall.
A reminder to join the Good Friday fast in solidarity with Christian believers around the world. A very simple cross of two strips of red paper fixed to a window pane on Good Friday, as a gesture of concern for Christians who suffer persecution and dare not display any token of their faith in Jesus.
A lighted candle for Holy Saturday evening as darkness falls.
On Easter Sunday, your own choice of display for an Easter theme of new life and hope.
We have created a series of five colouring sheets for Palm Sunday through to Easter Sunday for children, these can displayed in your home or in your window as an outward expression of your faith and the importance of this Holy Season.
View individual colouring sheets by clicking the images below:
*Please forward photographs of completed colouring sheets to email@example.com so we can share with others via social media and the diocesan website.
On this most solemn of days in our Church year, many will miss coming together in our churches for the traditional ceremonies. We are grateful for the technology which enables us to follow these religious ceremonies online and to the people who have made it possible.
To help families pray together on Good Friday the Diocesan Liturgy Commission offers this family prayer resource which includes the Stations of the Cross. Through these Stations we follow in Jesus’ footsteps from Pilate’s palace, to Calvary. We reflect on Jesus’ suffering and on his act of supreme love which won for us eternal life.
Way of the Cross
The Stations of the Cross, that is part of the Family Prayer Service (above) can be accessed independently and is perfect to use for prayer and reflection – not only on Good Friday, but throughout Holy Week.
The Stations can viewed online, downloaded as a Powerpoint Presentation (PPT) or a PDF document – see below:
The Diocesan Liturgy Commission has compiled a list of suggested hymns for Palm Sunday and Holy Week.
Spiritual Communion for Eastertime