Click here to listen to the podcast of the Passion of Jesus Christ, according to St Mark.
Holy Week (from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday) climaxes today (Good Friday) as we commemorate the death of Jesus Christ. It is the high point, or perhaps more accurately, the low point of the Christian year, because it is through Christ’s death that God’s works God’s ultimate act of salvation and redemption. It is also the day when our hearts break, because it is we ourselves who put Jesus there.
It is tradition in the Anglican church to read the whole passion narrative on Palm Sunday, and this post links to a recording of that reading that I did in 2012. It is taken from J.B. Phillips translation of the New Testament, a translation (actually, a paraphrase) that I find fresh and beautiful. It is the whole of Mark 14 and 15, starting with the anointing of Jesus at Bethany and ending with Jesus’ burial – 22 minutes of recording (click here).
I am also uploading a reflection on Holy Week that I prepared a couple of years ago, but have not previously shared here. Particularly for those who do not observe Holy Week, I hope that this may give you new and helpful insights into this important period in the life of the Christian. It is a written document, which you can download by clicking here.
My prayer is that over these last days of Lent, we will rediscover the meaning of Christ’s death for ourselves and for the world, that we will mourn and repent, and that we will experience new life with Christ in his resurrection on Sunday.
Love and blessings
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Thank you Adrian. I recall this reading – it was / is beautiful. So too your solo last night – actually that was magnificent – I was so moved – thank you.
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Thank you and may the blessing you are for others and your prayers for them be returned 100fold.
Dear Lindy. Many thanks for your affirmation. I will tie up with Lieb. Yours as we wait for Sunday, Adrian.
Adrian Most sincerly read andmuch apreciated
Dear Pat and Ron. You are most welcome. Have a blessed Easter! Adrian