Christians find it helpful during Good Friday to spend time reflecting on Jesus’ death on the cross: all that he suffered for us and what that means for our salvation. This recording is of bible readings and reflections for Good Friday. They were to be used at St John’s Milton but have been recorded so that you can listen to them at home.
Please click on the above link to download and listen to the passion recording.
Reading the account of Jesus' passion is a good way to start Holy Week, to reflect on Jesus' journey to the cross for us. A few of us have got together online to record Matthews version for you. We hope you find it helpful as we go through Holy Week together in spirit and in prayer, even though physically apart.
Jeremy Finch explained how the recording was made "in the absence of a walk of faith or a Palm Sunday service, we thought that if we can’t bring the people to the church, we could bring a little bit of church to the people. So, with the aid of Zoom – we managed to record a reading of the passion. As we were stepping into the unknown we came from as few houses as we could for this… and we ended up with a 15 minute recording."
So here are some ideas which I hope will help you find ways of keeping the flame of faith alive during these difficult times.
Even though our church building remains closed, let’s not forget that the church – all of us Christians – are still working with God in his world
It’s hard being isolated though, without the support of familiar things and our friends, and perhaps we can identify a bit more now with many Christians around the world who have always found it difficult to worship with others, for whatever reason. We need each other, to support and encourage each other, but we can still do that without meeting for a while.