One possible definition of ‘what it is to be a Christian’ is the attempt to imitate the life of Christ – trying to put into practice all that Jesus did. In Jesus, we have an example of the best way to live according to God’s desire. So, we might better understand our own discipleship through the lens of Christ. Continue reading “On the Emmaus road”
On Good Friday in Summertown, the Clarendon Quartet performed Josef Haydn’s, Seven Last Words of Jesus on the Cross. In 1783, the Cathedral of Cadiz in Spain commissioned the great composer Joseph Haydn to write a musical setting for these sayings.
Maundy Thursday, the beginning of the three days of ultimate meaning and impact for Christian believers, starts in the cramped confines of the Upper Room. Excited voices are heard below as late arriving pilgrims arrive in Jerusalem. But for Jesus and his followers this was their last night together. Continue reading “Two acts of love and scandal”
Palm Sunday is a threshold moment, when we recall Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, we re-enact his path to holiness and listen to the dramatic rendition of the Gospel of the Passion. Continue reading “Travelling into Holy Week”