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malcolm chamberlain

musings about the emerging church, mission and contemporary culture...

God is at large, intimately involved in his world in ways that the church is maybe just waking up to!

marking the passion

Thursday, April 13, 2006

I received an email this morning asking the following question... "how are Maundy Thurday - Good Friday - Easter Sunday celebrated in different emerging Church groups? I'd be interested to see new ritual forms."

For our part, Dream in Liverpool City have a service tonight titled 'watch & pray - an easter vigil'. By way of outline, we'll begin with a call to worship and then a visual meditition on the events of the Passion (found 'here'), leading into space for prayer and reflection aided by four stations focussing respectively on 'Gethsemane', 'The Trial', 'The Journey to Golgotha', and 'The Cross'. After this, we'll come together to share Communion. The aim of the service is to provide plenty of space for guided reflection, prompted by Jesus instructions to his disciples in Gethsemane to 'watch and pray'.

So that's our response to the emailer! It'd be great if other responses could be posted here. How is your community marking the events of the passion?

After stating that I'll be posting every Tuesday, I'm away next week (hitting the family trail!) so skip a week and come back on 25th April!!


posted by Malcolm Chamberlain, 10:21 AM


Well, we did the usuall PassOver Meals on Thursday in different houses with different peeps. Friday saw a simple meditation in another larger house at 3PM. Saturday we had DVD Projector shows in another house; The Miracle Maker for the kids in the afternoon and The Passion in the evening. Sunday morning we had BBQ fish on the beach and a sing song (infront of the sea-fisherman... all very embarassing for them!) and an easter egg hunt in the local graveyard before lunch.

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