This week is Holy Week and Holy Cross School. It began yesterday with a celebration of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem, goes through the events of the Last Supper, Agony in the Garden, His betrayal and arrest, His trial and crucifixion and ends in the triumph of His resurrection. In the eight days from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday, the Church lives in the Liturgy through the events of our salvation as it recalls the last days on Earth of our Founder and Saviour.
- On Palm Sunday we lift our palm branches high to greet Jesus’ presence among us as we sing the Hosannas.
- On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (in former times known as Spy Wednesday) remembering how Judas looked for ways and times to betray Jesus.
- On Thursday Jesus celebrated the Last Supper with his friends.
- On Friday called Good Friday because of Jesus love for us, we recall his passion, death and burial.
- Saturday is a day of waiting as we long for the resurrection. A new fire is lit and carries the triumphant procession of light into the Church.
- The celebration of his victory continues through to Sunday.
These events are at the very heart of our faith. They fill us with God’s grace and life and give us the strength and courage to carry on in Him.
Today we had a great Liturgy led by the Te Matauranga and Arohanui Syndicates. They discussed the Stations of the Cross and also the Washing of the Feet. Ishant Prakash from Room 12 was chosen to have his feet washed and dried by Mr Young and Mrs Paul.
Tomorrow the Tumanako Syndicate is leading the Liturgy at 9am in the hall. We will be looking at the Last Supper and the Agony in the Garden. All children who are involved need to head straight to the hall to set up.