Category - easter

  • 22 Apr 2011

    Christians agree that the death and resurrection of Jesus is central to their faith. But as soon as we try to understand the ‘how’ and ‘why’, it becomes much more difficult to articulate this belief. Alison Goodlad suggests that the evocation of poet R. S. Thomas is among the imaginative resources that construe meaning with vitality, while 'leaving the reason torn'.

  • 22 Apr 2011

    As Good Friday coincides with Earth Day in 2011, churches around the world are reflecting on environmental concerns while marking Christ's crucifixion.

  • 22 Apr 2011

    A setting by an 18th century German composer of a translation into his own tongue of a Greek account of the trial and execution of an Iron Age Mediterranean religious radical, performed in a 15th century English church. This cultural, artistic and creative hybrid has enabled Jill Segger to think afresh about the death of Jesus and its meaning.

  • 22 Apr 2011

    The President of the British Methodist Conference has issued a Easter Message for Holy Week, focussing on a positive understanding of 'passion'.

  • 22 Apr 2011

    The URC has expressed its anger and concern at the news of the violent disruption of an ecumenical prayer service for peace in Zimbabwe.

  • 22 Apr 2011

    Having just finished my own initial reflections on the meaning of Easter, as refracted through two connected mini-dramas marked on Holy Thursday, I came across this arresting short piece (if you'll pardon the pun, given its topic) by Nathan Schneider.

  • 22 Apr 2011

    The narrative of the trial and execution of Jesus has been subject to centuries of creative re-interpretation, says Jill Segger. A Bach Passion performed in a Cambridge college chapel proved both exemplar of the vitality of the cultural hybrid and inspiration to revisit the source.

  • 21 Apr 2011

    Good Friday and Easter Sunday we have some comprehension of (or so we think). But what on earth is Holy Thursday all about? Simon Barrow explores two actions in the story which embody, practically and theologically, both the awful tragedy and the true hope of Christianity in a world circumscribed by the use and absue of power.

  • 21 Apr 2011

    Philippine Catholic, mainline Protestant and evangelical churches have united in a radio programme on Christ's seven last sayings before his death.

  • 19 Apr 2011

    For the first time since 1915, April 24 falls on Easter Sunday in the Armenian church calendar - also Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day.