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The Bad News is Part of the Good News In this interview, Fleming Rutledge explores the themes of suffering and belief surrounding the Easter and Good Friday, as well as the implications of these stories for Christians in the rest of history. Resource type: Article Source: Religion & Ethics Newsweekly Author: Fleming Rutledge
Lent, A Necessary Time of Preparation This resource provides an introduction to Lent and offers a comprehensive guide to Lenten planning. It provides suggestions for selecting passages, ideas for a sermon series, questions to consider, and sample elements of worship. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship
Contemporary Service for Ash Wednesday Taylor Burton-Edwards offers an Ash Wednesday service with video, prayer, and music, scripture, receiving of ashes, and communion. Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: Taylor Burton-Edwards
Good Friday: What Abides Good Friday is the subject of this blessing poem and piece of artwork. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: The Painted Prayerbook Author: Jan Richardson
Advent Waiting Advent resources: a folk ballad, "Every Valley," tells of the times when waiting is hard and hope is needed, a "Community Prayer for Waiting," a banner, a painting, another prayer, and two quotes from Dietrich Bonhoeffer.... Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: Global Worship
The Holy Land: Did You Know? This article, from the Christian History Institute, shares a variety of historical facts and accounts about the Holy Land including Holy Week rituals and statistics on the Christian population. Resource type: Article Source: Christian History and Biography Author: Christian History Institute Magazine A Blessing in the Ashes Ash Wednesday is the subject of a collection including a painting, reflection, poem, and other resources. The author writes about the grief of burying her husband and the power of ashes and dust in God's hands.... Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: The Painted Prayerbook Author: Jan Richardson
Unimaginable Words This Maundy Thursday or Good Friday service is patterned after tenebrae, a service of shadows or darkness. The theme is the disciple Peter's reflections on his "unimaginable words" denying Christ and his beginning to heal afterwards. Resource type: Service Outline Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship
Why Ash Wednesday? Ash Wednesday became the day that marked the beginning of the Lenten renewal. Laura Smit explores the use of ash on Ash Wednesday and the implications for believers. Resource type: Article Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Author: Laura Smit
Advent in the Marketplace Cameron Lee talks about the shopping culture during the Advent season. "If we celebrate Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but not Advent, what does that say about us?" He encourages us to seek the coming of... Resource type: Article Source: Fuller Studio Author: Cameron Lee
The Fight Between Carnival and Lent, art for Ash Wednesday Based on the painting, "The Fight Between Carnival and Lent" by Pieter Brueghel the Elder, this blog reflects on different aspects of the painting that point us to the beginning of Lent and Ash Wednesday, when... Resource type: Image Source: Loyola Press Author: Daniella Zsupan-Jerome
I Gave Up Gossip for Lent Dena Dyer shares her experience of giving up gossiping for lent, what it taught her about spiritual disciplines, and how it prepared her to be wowed by the resurrection story again. Resource type: Article Source: The High Calling Author: Dena Dyer
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Holy Week: Then and Now It is only when we understand that Christ calls us, first and foremost, to obedience to a loving, forgiving, Almighty God that this week can be for us what it was for Jesus, a Holy Week! Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Day1 Author: B. Michael Watson Holy Week: Story through Liturgy This article describes ancient Holy Week liturgies and their meanings. It especially focuses on Triduum and Palm and Passion Sundays. Resource type: Article Source: Ministry Matters Holy Week Art from India (Set 2) Holy Week art by Claire SMMI from India. Resource type: Image Source: Global Worship Holy Week Art from India Seven paintings for Holy Week by Frank Wesley, Christian artist from India. Commentary is included by Naomi Wray, excerpted from her book "Frank Wesley: Exploring faith with a brush." Resource type: Image Source: Global Worship Author: Frank Wesley Holy Week This video from PBS documents Holy Week in two congregations of New Mexico. During Holy Week “pilgrimage becomes a metaphor for life,” says Rev. Kenneth Semon. Resource type: Audio/Video Source: Religion & Ethics Newsweekly Author: Kenneth Semon Holy Week Celebrations  This video from PBS features pastors from all over the United States, walking through the events of Holy Week, explaining their meaning and unpacking their significance. Resource type: Audio/Video Source: Religion & Ethics Newsweekly Author: Bob Abernethy Through Death to Life: Planning Holy Week Worship Finding Holy Week to be central to Christian life, worship, and ritual, this article contains an overview of the days and events that take place during Holy Week. Resource type: Article Source: Discipleship Ministries Holy Week Art from India (Set 3) A collection of Holy Week art by Sister Claire SMMI of India. Resource type: Image Source: Global Worship
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