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Celebrating Easter Sunday

The day to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus is our highest holy day. We celebrate this day in a number of ways in our home. The table that has been Golgotha and then the tomb on Good Friday and Holy … Continue reading

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Candle Lighting – Easter Sunday

Light the new Christ candle.   Question:   Why do we light this candle? Response:    We light this candle because Christ is risen!  He is risen indeed!   Read:    John 20: 1-18   Pray:     You, our … Continue reading

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Marking Holy Saturday

Holy Saturday is a day of grief. It is a day marking the abrupt, astonishing end of Jesus and the hope he had engendered.  It is the day between death and the new life that can not as yet even … Continue reading

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Marking Good Friday

Good Friday is often not a worship service with the church that is inclusive of children. By stating this I am not referring to the subject matter of the worship service but rather to the way the service is performed … Continue reading

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Marking Holy [Maundy] Thursday

Holy Thursday, or Maundy Thursday (the term “maundy” comes from the Latin, “mandatum” or “mandate”, “commandment” and refers to the new commandment Jesus gives to his disciples – to love one another as he has loved us – as found … Continue reading

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Marking Holy Monday to Wednesday

  Following is a way you can mark Holy Monday to Wednesday in your home, especially if you have not been lighting candles through Lent, and now extinguishing them through Holy Week:   Monday of Holy Week: Symbol – place … Continue reading

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Candle Lighting – Holy Saturday

  NOTE:   Though there are no candles to light this day, the following will acknowledge              that Holy Saturday marks the time between Jesus’ death, his absence and              … Continue reading

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Candle Lighting – Good Friday, Year C, 2010

  Take all the purple candles out of their holders and lay them down around the Christ candle.  Cover the entire centrepiece with a black cloth.   Question:    Why do we not even light the Christ candle this day? … Continue reading

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Candle Lighting – Maundy Thursday

NOTE:   The term, “Maundy” comes from the Latin mandatum, or “mandate”,             “commandment” and is in reference to the new commandment Jesus              gives his disciples in John 13: … Continue reading

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Candle Lighting – Wednesday of Holy Week, Year C, 2010

  Light the Christ candle.  Light only two of the purple candles.   Question:   Why do we light only two purple candles? Response:     We light only two purple candles to remind us that we have at   … Continue reading

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