Thursday, 13 April 2017

2. Special Character - Week 11, Term 1 2017

The Events of Holy Week
All parents were warmly invited to walk with us for the Stations of the Cross today at 2.30 pm, where Year 8 students will be re-enacting the events of Holy Week leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus.
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On Palm Sunday, we celebrate the first joy of the season, as we celebrate Our Lord's triumphant entrance into Jerusalem where he was welcomed by crowds worshiping him and laying down palm leaves before him. It also marks the beginning of Holy Week, with the greatest tragedy and sorrow of the year.

Jesus' triumphant return to Jerusalem is only one side of the story. He spent time with Gentiles in the Temple, and on Wednesday left for the Mount of Olives. Here he foretold the apostles the events of the next several days, including His impending death.

He returned to Jerusalem on Thursday, to share the Last Supper with His apostles. He was subsequently arrested and tried. He was crucified at Calvary on Friday, outside the gates of Jerusalem.

He was buried the same day, and arose three days later, on Easter Sunday.
All of this is done by our Lord for forgiveness of our sins, and for life everlasting with Him.

God Bless and wishing you all a safe and joyous Easter.
Nicola Winders

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