Ascension : St. Mary’s Church Ascension Island (Diocese of St.Helena)
Submitted by The Islander (Islander Editors) 21.04.2011 (Article Archived on 05.05.2011)
Holy Week is the last week of Lent, when we follow Jesus from Palm Sunday,
The Events of Holy Week
Holy Week is the last week of Lent, when we follow Jesus from Palm Sunday, the Sunday of the Passion, to his death on Good Friday in preparation for his rising from the dead on Easter Sunday.
Palm Sunday: Accompanied by his disciples Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a colt, while crowds of people covered the streets ahead of him with their cloaks and with palm branches.
Monday: Jesus chased the money-changers out of the Temple.
Tuesday and Wednesday: Jesus preached and taught in Jerusalem.
Thursday: After washing the feet of the disciples, Jesus celebrated the Feast of the Passover, instituting the Sacrament of Holy Communion.
After the supper, Jesus and his disciples went to Gethsemane to pray, where he was arrested by the Temple guard and taken to an illegal night session of the Jewish court, the Sanhedrin.
Good Friday: Jesus was taken into Roman courts, before Pontius Pilate and Herod Antipas, who sent him back to the Jewish court. Roman soldiers took him to Golgotha, the place of the skull, where he was crucified.
Saturday: Jesus rested in the tomb while his disciples prayed together.
Easter Sunday: An angel met Mary Magdalene and "the other Mary" (perhaps Mary, the mother of James and John) at the tomb to tell them that Jesus was risen from the dead. Alleluia!
Services for Good Friday and Easter Sunday
There will be a service at St.Mary’s on Good Friday starting at 3pm.
The service for Sunday, Easter Sunday, will be a celebration of the ‘Eucharist without a Priest’. The service will start at the usual time of 10.30am.
The readings for Sunday are: Acts 10: 34-43 and Colossians 3: 1-4
Have a safe and blessed week and an enjoyable easter.
Church Wardens: Mervyn Isaac 6230 and Alan Nicholls 6232