Good Friday Meditation

"Love Divine", A Reflection for Good Friday

We follow Jesus of Nazareth from the Passover Supper, through the darkness of Gethsemane to Golgotha and the Tomb.  The readings are taken from the Gospels of Mark and John and the writings of Kahlil Gibran and Julian of Norwich.

Meditation (30 mins)

LOVE DIVINE

In the beginning God moved in space… 
Judas Iscariot goes to the chief priests.  
The disciples prepare for The Passover Feast.    
James, the brother of Jesus, relates the story of the Last Supper. 
The disciples follow Jesus to Gethsemane. 
James recalls the story of Jesus’ arrest.  
Jesus is brought before the council of priests and elders.
Jesus is questioned by Pontius Pilate, Governor of Judea.  
Pilate releases Barabbas. 
The soldiers mock Jesus.  
Simon of Cyrene tells how he carried Jesus’ cross.   
Jesus is crucified and dies. 
Barabbas talks of his release and Jesus’ crucifixion. 
Joseph of Arimathea buries the body of Jesus.    
Mother Julian of Norwich reflects on Jesus’ suffering. 

Good Friday

Kahlil Gibran was born in 1883 to a poor Christian family in Lebanon. He and his family emigrated to the United States when he was twelve. He studied art in Paris but settled in New York where he devoted himself to painting and writing. He died in 1931, aged 48. He is reputed to be the third best-selling poet of all time.

Mother Julian of Norwich was born around 1343. When she was thirty she became seriously ill and received visions of the Passion of Christ. When she recovered, she wrote down her experiences in Revelations of Divine Love, one of the earliest known books in the English language. She lived the solitary life of an anchorite in a cell attached to St Julian’s Church, Norwich, and died sometime after 1416.

Love Divine – A Reflection for Good Friday

was read by Rev’d Helen O’Sullivan, Rev’d Peter Hewlett-Smith and Simon deQuidt and was compiled and produced by members of the Whitewater Churches.

 

 

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