Friday, April 26, 2013

Holy Week

We observed Holy Week by attending the Living Stations of the Cross at church, put on by the Youth Group.

Sam played the part of Joseph of Arimathaea, who placed the body of Jesus into his own tomb.

Our church celebrates the splendor of Easter by decorating with lots of flowers and was filled with the delicious aroma of lilies, hyacinths and hydrangea flowers. 

After the sabbath, and toward dawn on the first day of the week, Mary of Magdala and the other Mary went to visit the sepulcher. And all at once there was a violent earthquake, for the angel of the Lord, descending from heaven, came and rolled away the stone and sat on it. His face was like lightning, his robe white as snow. The guards were so shaken, so frightened of him, that they were like dead men. But the angel spoke, and he said to the women, " There is no need for you to be afraid. I know you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here for he has risen, as he said he would. Come and see the place where he lay, then go quickly, and tell his disciples, "He has risen from the dead..."
Matthew 28,1-7. The Jerusalem Bible