Over the past few years, I’ve gathered and shared with you links to various readings here on the blog that tell the Easter story. Whether you are joining together with many others, or perhaps staying within a smaller household group, or a gathering of friends, I hope you will find here something that supports you, whatever you are doing..
I notice that two posts are proving particularly helpful at the moment. I’ll share links to these at the beginning, and then go through everything in a Holy Week sequence.
Do please feel free to use any of these resources, acknowledging me and this blog. It’s always good to hear about that, though, so do let me know if you can!
These are the most popular links here on the blog at the moment:
The House at Bethany, the Raising of Lazarus
Many spend time with this Gospel story in Holy Week. It’s a story that means a great deal to me. You can find some links below.
Here you will find the readings, and some things to ponder, as well as one of my Mary at your feet poem. If you would like to focus on the poetry, you could go here:
The ‘Mary, at your feet’ poems – Three
This last post also contains a contemplative prayer/writing exercise.
There are readings, things to do, things to reflect on, in the I Am series which draws on another of my books.
Other Holy Week stories – You can find these in Chapter 11 of my retelling – both editions: The Bible Story Retold, and The Lion Classic Bible, which share the same text. The second of these has lovely illustrations by Sophie Williamson.
Prayers and Verses also has a section in Chapter 11 called The Road to Good Friday, which you might find useful.
Maundy Thursday – The Last Supper, Jesus washes their feet.
Retold: Maundy Thursday
We also find two of the great I Am sayings in this narrative:
Jesus said, I Am – for Lent. Chapter 6 – I am the way, the truth and the life.
Later in the evening, when Jesus is arrested, there is a further I Am moment:
Retold: Good Friday Retold
Now, we come to the new poems I’ve written for Good Friday – based on the seven sentences Jesus spoke from the cross. I’ve put them together with some readings, music, and art, to give you a Good Friday Meditation.
The poems themselves: Poems – Seven Sentences from the Cross
The meditations: A Good Friday Meditation – including 7 new poems
Here is the meditation on YouTube
A simple retelling: Retold: Easter Day!
If you are following in my books of Bible retellings and prayers, Chapter 12 moves us into New Life.
Thank you for joining me. I hope you find these things help.
Keep safe and well.