Categories: Easter

Easter Day

Easter is the celebration of Christ’s resurrection from the dead. It is celebrated on Sunday, and marks the end of Holy Week, the end of Lent, the last day of the Easter Triduum (Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday), and is the beginning of the Easter season of the liturgical year. As we know […]

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Categories: Church, Easter

Good Friday

What is Good Friday? Why do we call Good Friday “good,” when it is such a dark and bleak event commemorating a day of suffering and death for Jesus? For Christians, Good Friday is a crucial day of the year because it celebrates what we believe to be the most momentous weekend in the history […]

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Maundy Thursday Service - St Wilfrid's Kirkby In Ashfield
Categories: Easter, Prayer

Maundy Thursday

What Does “Maundy” Mean? Derived from the Latin word mandatum, meaning “commandment,” Maundy refers to the commands Jesus gave his disciples at the Last Supper: to love with humility by serving one another and to remember his sacrifice. Maundy Thursday is observed during Holy Week on the Thursday before Easter. Also referred to as “Holy […]

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Categories: Easter, Prayer

Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday is one of the most important days in the Christian calendar after Christmas and Easter. Palm Sunday is the Sunday before Easter, and marks the beginning of Holy Week, the week of events leading up to Jesus’ death. The History of Palm Sunday The celebration of Palm Sunday originated in the Jerusalem Church, […]

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Categories: Christmas, Church, Prayer

A Meaning of Christmas

Christmas can either become hidden by the traditions of the festive season, or revealed by them! We all love to see the plays, drawings and the story of the nativity. Why? Because it was the moment that changed everything! Love was about to be transformed by the words and ministry of Jesus, and his subsequent […]

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Categories: Prayer

Ignatian Spirituality

31st July, is the Feast  Day of St Ignatius, founder of the Society of Jesus. Ignatian spirituality is a way to pray, an approach to making decisions, a point of view about God, and a practical guide to everyday life. Ignatian Spirituality sees God as actively working in the world, and aims to help us […]

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Categories: A Prayer for Peace, Prayer

A Prayer for Peace

Compassionate God and Father of all, we are horrified at violence in so many parts of the world. It seems that none are safe, and some are terrified. Hold back the hands that kill and maim; turn around the hearts that hate. Grant instead your strong Spirit of Peace – peace that passes our understanding but […]

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Categories: A Prayer for Refugees, Prayer

A Prayer for Refugees

Heavenly Father, you are the source of all goodness, generosity and love. We thank you for opening the hearts of many to those who are fleeing for their lives. Help us now to open our arms in welcome, and reach out our hands in support. That the desperate may find new hope, and lives torn apart […]

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