BLC Holy Week 2016: Stations of the Cross

Year C 2016 BLC Holy Week Series Promo

Stations are places where people wait while they are going from one place to another. A school-bus stop is like a station. People wait at train stations or bus stations or airports. Think of some stations where you have been.

With the Stations of the Cross, these stations become places where people take time to think about Jesus as he went to die on a cross. Stations of the Cross is a series of artistic representations depicting Christ Carrying the Cross to his crucifixion in the final hours of Jesus before he died. They show us how much Jesus loved us. The object of the Stations is to help us make a spiritual pilgrimage of prayer and devotion, through meditating upon the chief scenes of Christ’s sufferings and death.

Navigation through the Stations of the Cross at BLC is self-guided. You do not need to rush – please take your time, as long as you need. You do not even need to go through all of the Stations of the Cross on one day. You may want to stay at one Station with Jesus for a few days before you move to another Station.

Whatever you decide, Jesus is with you and He loves you.

This is an open event. All are welcome at The Father’s House this Holy Week on Tuesday & Wednesday, 8pm-9:30pm. On Thursday and Friday, the Stations of the Cross will be made available after Maundy Thursday Service and Good Friday Service respectively.

More info about Holy Week 2016 here.

Two thousand years ago in the middle-east, there had to have been crowds who shouted praise and friends who betrayed and followers who denied and women who wept and soldiers who mocked and thieves who believed. It would have happened like this even if the Jesus event were happening now instead of then. Even if we knew everything in advance – were we the ones on the street we too would shout Hosanna and a few days later shout crucify him. And that’s the good news when it comes down to it. Because these people of the Holy Week story are we people. And we people are the likes of which God came to save. God did not become human and dwell among us as Jesus to save only an improved, doesn’t make the wrong choices kind of people. There is no improved version of humanity that could have done any differently. So go ahead. Don’t wait until you think your motivations are correct. Don’t wait till you are sure you believe every single line of the Nicene creed (no one does all the time!). Don’t worry about coming to church this week for the right reasons. Just wave branches. Shout praise for the wrong reason. Eat a meal. Have your feet washed. Grab at coins. Shout Crucify him. Walk away when the cock crows. Because we, as we are and not as some improved version of ourselves…we are who God came to save. And nothing can stop what’s going to happen. – Nadia Bolz Weber

Getting ready for the Stations of the Cross:

 

 

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BLC Holy Week 2016

Year C 2016 BLC Holy Week Series Promo

We now journey through towards the end of Lent; culminating in Holy Week, starting with Palm/Passion Sunday and ending with Good Friday before we celebrate the glorious Resurrection during Easter.

To mark Holy Week, BLC invites everyone to join us at The Father’s House for:

  • Palm/Passion Sunday Service (Sunday, 20 Mar, 10am)
  • Stations of the Cross (Tuesday-Wednesday, 22-23 Mar, 7:30pm-9:30pm)
  • Maundy Thursday Service (Thursday, 24 Mar, 8pm)
  • Good Friday Tenebrae Service (Friday, 25 Mar, 8pm)
  • Easter Service (Sunday, 27 Mar, 10am) – Lunch will be served after service.

These are open events. All are welcome.

If you have Waze and need driving directions, from your mobile phone, please click here.

Map and driving directions are available here.

Good Friday Service 2014

Good Friday is one of the major landmarks of the Christian calendar, signifying a moment when it was thought all hope was lost. It was the same moment that demonstrated the power of faith, and nearly 2,000 years later, is still viewed with much the same reverence as it was from the moment the significance was understood.

Good Friday traditionally marks one of the most crucial moments in Christian history: the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. It is generally accepted that it was on Friday that Jesus died on the cross after being arrested, whipped and interrogated. It is included in a line of holidays that also includes Ash Wednesday, Lent, Palm Sunday and Holy Saturday, which all lead up to the celebration of Easter Sunday and the resurrection of Christ.

All our welcome to join us tonight, 18 April 2014, 8:30pm at The Father’s House for our Good Friday Tenebrae Service. Stations of the Cross will be made available after the service.

All our Holy Week celebrations are open to all. Click here to find out more. If you’re on Facebook, the public event page is here.

BLC Holy Week 2014 Promo Poster

 

Maundy Thursday Service with Holy Communion – 2014

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Maundy Thursday is a celebration that commemorates the Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles as described in the Canonical gospels. It is the fifth day of Holy Week, and is followed by Good Friday.

We invite you to join us for Maundy Thursday Service tonight at 8:30pm, at The Father’s House. Holy Communion will be celebrated and the Stations of the Cross will also be made available after the service.

All our Holy Week celebrations are open to all. Click here to find out more. If you’re on Facebook, the public event page is here.

BLC Holy Week 2014 Promo Poster

Stations of the Cross 2014

BLC Holy Week 2014 Promo Poster

Stations are places where people wait while they are going from one place to another. A school-bus stop is like a station. People wait at train stations or bus stations or airports. Think of some stations where you have been.

With the Stations of the Cross, these stations become places where people take time to think about Jesus as he went to die on a cross. Stations of the Cross is a series of artistic representations depicting Christ Carrying the Cross to his crucifixion in the final hours of Jesus before he died. They show us how much Jesus loved us. The object of the Stations is to help us make a spiritual pilgrimage of prayer and devotion, through meditating upon the chief scenes of Christ’s sufferings and death.

Navigation through the Stations of the Cross at BLC is self-guided. You do not need to rush – please take your time, as long as you need. You do not even need to go through all of the Stations of the Cross on one day. You may want to stay at one Station with Jesus for a few days before you move to another Station.

Whatever you decide, Jesus is with you and He loves you.

This is an open event. All are welcome at The Father’s House this Holy Week, Monday – Wednesday, 8pm onwards. On Thursday and Friday, the Stations of the Cross will be made available after Maundy Thursday Service and Good Friday Service respectively.

More info about Holy Week 2014 here. Public Facebook event page here.

Pictures of the Stations being set up after the jump (courtesy of Elaine).

Pictures of the Stations of the Cross during Holy Week are available here.
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Palm/Passion Sunday 2014

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Tomorrow, we celebrate Palm Sunday or Passion Sunday, commemorating Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem.

One of the things we’ll be doing is to fold palm leaves into the shape of a cross during service today. So, here’s a helpful video as well as step-by-step instructions!

Immediately following Palm Sunday, we head into our Holy Week celebrations, culminating with Good Friday before we celebrate Christ’s resurrection on Easter.

All our Holy Week celebrations are open to all. Click here to find out more. If you’re on Facebook, the public event page is here.

BLC Holy Week 2014 Promo Poster