Because of the Church Closure in the midst of the global Covid-19 Pandemic, it means the Holy Week, the most sacred time of the year for Christians is going to look somewhat different. We cannot gather and participate in the ancient liturgy of Easter as we normally would. Below are some resources to help you pray and keep the Sacred Triduum (Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday) together with your family or as individuals. I am very grateful to my brother priests who have assisted in supporting the worship of the church at this difficult time.
Below is a series of daily readings and reflections designed to be used in conjunction with the Book of Common Prayer. If you don't have one of these at home, you can find it online: Here
Activities for Children
Palm Sunday Today is when we remember the arrival of Jesus, on the donkey, into Jerusalem. People greeted him by waving palm crosses, shouting and singing. Draw a picture of this scene and we will put them up in church, when we return.
Maundy Thursday Today we remember Jesus serving His disciples by washing their feet. It was an act of humble and loving service. To remember His love for his disciples and for all of us, do something helpful at home. It could be the washing up, putting things away, tidying. Something that will help the adults that look after you.
Good Friday Today is the day when we focus on the cross that Jesus died on. Make a cross, out paper, card or wood. Use it to remind you of the things that we do wrong - the sins that damage our relationship with God and with our community. Focus on it and say sorry for the things we all do wrong. Maybe we haven't been as kind as we should, or haven't done the things we ought to have done.
Holy Saturday Today is the day when we remember that Jesus is dead and we eagerly await for His return - Resurrection - on Easter Day. If you are taking a walk to get some exercise, collect some things that you can use to make an Easter Garden - moss for the grass, stones for the tomb, sticks for the cross. These work really well when made on a plate or in a baking tray. Decorate it and take a picture of yourself and your garden. There will be a PRIZE waiting for the best picture when we get back to church.