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Invite Jesus to join you for dinner

Reflect
On the night before Jesus is arrested, he invites us to gather for a family meal. Jesus promises when we remember him that he is with us.

Respond

  • Prepare a simple meal.

  • Set an extra place at your table for Jesus.
     

Activity

  • Before we eat, we wash our hands. On the night before he's arrested, Jesus washes his friends' feet as a sign of love.

  • Let's wash our hands or the hands of someone in our family as a sign of love.


Extend God's Love
Post pictures on social media of your dinner with Jesus. Use the hashtags: #Togetherathome
#Holyweekathome
#CCCLEX

 


Watch with Jesus: Prayer Vigil

Reflect
On the night before he is arrested, Jesus asks his friends to wait and pray with him. Experience what it means to watch and pray with Jesus.

Respond

  • Sign up here for your time to wait and pray with Jesus as our church prays across the city. 8pm-8am.

  • Resources for prayer vigil include the Psalms, Prayers and Thanksgivings (BCP, pgs 814-841), the service of Compline (BCP p 127), and the scriptures of Holy Week (lectionarypage.net)


Activity
Engage with what it means to wait and watch with Jesus. It is a night to practice faithfulness in prayer and discipleship. Pray for yourself and the world, for faith, courage, and strength to persevere.

Extend God's Love
Post pictures on social media of your dinner and your night watch with Jesus. Use the hashtags:
#Togetherathome
#Holyweekathome
#CCCLEX

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Light a candle. Pray for the World.

Reflect
On the day we remember that Jesus gave his life for the world, the church is called to grieve and pray. We offer prayers for the whole human family. Because God's love this day is so great, and our need is so deep, these expansive prayers know no bounds.

Respond

  • Light a candle or a child-friendly electric or battery-operated candle.

  • Offer prayers for those we love but see no longer. Pray for those who risk their lives for us during this time of the pandemic. Pray for all leaders and people, and for wisdom and freedom from sickness, anxiety, and fear. Pray for our world.

  • Join the Zoom meeting with Devin Brown at 2pm to discuss Good Friday and pray. Contact dmilburn@ccclex.org to join the conversation.

  • Support the ministries of the dioceses of the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East by donating to the Good Friday Offering here.


Activity

  • Make a sign for frontline workers. Let the world know that God loves them, and you are praying for them. Post it on your front door. Here are some coloring pages to help you get started: Prayer, Bookmark and Journal.

  • Make a sidewalk chalk art prayer for the world.


Extend God's Love
Post pictures on social media of your prayers for the world God loves. Use the hashtags:
#Togetherathome
#Holyweekathome
#CCCLEX

Listen for the Earth Breathing

Reflect
Jesus rests in the tomb, and we observe a Great Sabbath. It is so quiet that we can almost hear the earth breathe.

Respond

  • Get quiet. Breathe in, breathe out.

  • Listen for earth breathing. Listen for signs of new life.

  • Give thanks for rest, refreshment, and peace.


Activity

  • Make some colored eggs for an Easter egg hunt on Sunday

  • Color some alleluias, both children and adults, to post on your door or in your window for Easter. Download them here!


Extend God's Love
Post pictures on social media of coloring eggs and alleluias in anticipation of Easter. Use the hashtags:
#Togetherathome
#Holyweekathome
#CCCLEX

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Celebrate Easter Eve

Reflect
Following the Great Sabbath, the church gathers to watch for signs of new life. On this night, Christ overcomes death. We move from death to life, from defeat to hope.

Respond
This is the night that enlightens the world with hope. Give thanks for the gift of baptism, for dying and rising with Christ to new life.  

Activity
Ring a bell or use a spoon with a pot or pan and celebrate the resurrection.

Extend God's Love
Post pictures on social media of ringing in the joy of Easter. Use the hashtags:
#Togetherathome
#Holyweekathome
#CCCLEX

Easter Offering

As we move through Holy Week, your Cathedral clergy and staff are fully engaged in ministry. The pastoral care, outreach, worship, and formation ministries of the Cathedral are offering hope each day. Supporting the Cathedral ministries is as important as ever. Each year, our Easter Offering is an important part of our Holy Week observance. Though we are unable to make our Easter Offering in person, you can make your offering in any of these ways:

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