20th Apr

2014

Day 8 of Holy Week (Easter Sunday) could not have begun more dreadfully for Mary Magdalene.  Along with other women she had gone to the tomb of Jesus as soon as there was enough light to see where they were going.  They had endured the Sabbath, counting ...

19th Apr

2014

On Day 7 of Holy Week (Saturday, the Sabbath) the reign of darkness seemed absolute.  Jesus, the One His followers thought of as the Messiah, was dead and buried in a tomb belonging to Joseph of Arimathea, a disciple of Jesus who had come out of the ...

18th Apr

2014

Good Friday (Day 6 of Holy Week) seemed anything but good.  The outpouring of evil and injustice against Jesus Christ, the Son of God, beggars belief.  A sham trial under cover of darkness.  The Roman Governor, concerned about his CV if he didn’t ...

17th Apr

2014

Day 5 of Holy Week (Thursday) was one of the most momentous days in history.  It started normally for the disciples with preparations well underway for the annual Passover celebration at sunset.  Then it all came unstuck.  First of all Jesus spooked ...

16th Apr

2014

Day 4 of Holy Week is sometimes called “Silent Wednesday.”  This isn’t because it was silent – I’m sure it was anything but silent with Jerusalem packed with Passover pilgrims – but because it’s not clear from the ...