31 March: Luke 24:1–12

In the conclusion to Mark’s gospel the disciples are told that Jesus goes ahead of them to Galilee (Mark 16:7). Luke inverts this command. The men at the tomb instruct the disciples to ‘remember what he said while he was

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Holy Week – 30 March John 19:38-42

The final reading of Holy Week (Saturday) bookends the first reading (Monday) …with another generous act of devotion, this time involving about one hundred pounds in weight of perfumes and spices lavished on the body of the dead Jesus. On

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Holy Week – 29 March John 18:1-19:42

John’s account of Jesus’ death is unique in the sense in which it portrays the calm authority of Jesus each step of the way. It culminates in the final words of Jesus on the cross: ‘It is finished’.  Only in

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Holy Week – 28 March John 13:1-17, 31b-35

Thursday of Holy Week is called ‘Maundy Thursday’. The word ‘Maundy’ comes from the Latin ‘Mandatum’ meaning ‘mandate’ or ‘law’. It refers to the ‘new mandate’ which Jesus gives to the disciples (John 13:34-35), calling on the disciples to display,

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Holy Week – 27 March John 13:21-32

John’s picture of Jesus is not of a man who suffers deeply (as in Mark, Matthew or Luke), but of a man who seems in charge of the steps towards his own death. However, there is a glimpse of something

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Holy Week – 26 March John 12:20-36

These verses of John’s gospel contain the most concise summary of how the gospel author understands the purpose of Jesus’ death on a cross. For this gospel writer, the death of Jesus is the moment of decisive victory. Jesus will

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As a household

Use the ‘Jesus Journal’ multi-sensory activities and readings as a way of journeying through the  complete     Passion narrative choosing a few of the activities to accompany your readings.  http://ctm.uca.edu.au/childrenfamilies/files/2013/02/Jesus-Journal.pdf

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Holy Week – 25 March John 12:1-11

John begins his story of Jesus’ final days in a way which is striking both for its beauty and for its ugliness. The beauty is displayed in a woman named Mary: she alone understands the true identity and destiny of

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24 March: Luke 19:28–40

Luke mentions no palms, and the story he tells is really not a ‘triumphal entry’. In fact, Jesus does not enter the city until later. The scene revolves around the actions of others: two disciples; a greater crowd and then

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23 March: Luke 22.1-13

So they prepared the Passover… The Passover festival acts in the gospels as a pointer to Jesus’ death as Passover lamb. The religious officials prepare for Passover by plotting to have Jesus out of the way by then (2), a

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