Easter commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is the most important Christian festival, and the one celebrated with the greatest joy. Without Easter there would be no Christianity. Without Jesus' suffering, his execution and subsequent resurrection there would be no Christianity, for however terrible the suffering was, it was part of God's plan for the salvation of humankind.
The week before Easter, known as Holy Week, is very special in the Christian tradition. The Sunday before Easter is Palm Sunday and the last three days before Easter are Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday.
In the chaos of our lives, it is easy to miss the significance of the resurrection in the days leading up to Easter. To combat that, we are inviting everyone in our church to spend one hour this week prayerfully reflecting on the resurrection. Click below to check out some Easter prayers of preparation.