This year Holy Week will be quite different. The coronavirus pandemic has changed everything. We are living in a new world.
For Christians how we mark Holy Week will be radically different this year. Our church buildings are closed for public worship, but the church is discovering new ways of gathering people together. From social media to Zoom, websites and emails – churches are discovering that they have tools at their fingertips to connect with people. For those who are isolated – the church has worked hard to ensure that we connect.
New Roots has been exploring this or a couple of years. We know of many who just don’t do church in the traditional way on a Sunday. This might be for a whole load of reasons. We are really pleased to see the church engaging in this way – and hope it will continue beyond the end of the pandemic. Let’s not go back to how it was.
For Holy Week, we are aware that there are lots of fabulous creative resources out there for us to engage with if we want to. All we are going to do is use reflections for the Iona Community for each day of Holy Week. We shall drop a video each day onto the page here.
The image used for the Monday reflection is Strange Flower by Christopher Clack. Details here