The Civic and Parish Church of Bournemouth

Easter Sunday – Message from the Rector

Dear Friends,

“The Lord is risen, Alleluia!” – and we all reply to this oldest of Christian greetings:

“He is risen indeed, Alleluia!”

Holy Week brings before us just so much.  It is more than we can cope with; and it is entirely right that should be so.

Earlier this week, I recorded for us, a reading of Jesus’ Passion – see this link: PASSION READING

There are also some reflections about the death and resurrection of Jesus, asking, ‘Does the Church attract losers?’  – follow this link: HOLY WEEK REFLECTION

On Good Friday, with the rough wooden cross tied to St Peter’s High Altar as my background, I recorded a reflection on Jesus breathing his last breath – inspiration and expiration; on this link: GOOD FRIDAY REFLECTION

Fr Paul Collins, as the conclusion of the Lent Course he has kindly led for us – ‘The Sign of Jonah’ – has contributed a video reflecting on Holy Saturday; link: SIGN OF JONAH FOR HOLY SATURDAY

And for Easter Day, there are a few joyful thoughts about how Jesus encounters us in all kinds of lockdowns and ‘flings wide the gates’ – opening the doors to new life.  See this link: EASTER DAY

So – there is a rich feast of resources on the YOUTUBE channel for your enrichment in this Holy Season.

It is also, straightforwardly, so good to be worshipping in person again:

Come and join us, if you can at – on Easter Day –

10am Festal Communion:  St Peter’s

10am Festal Communion: St Augustin’s

10.45 am Festal High Mass:  St Stephen’s

More next week – but, for the moment – rejoice with me, for,

“The Lord is risen, Alleluia!”

“He is risen , indeed, Alleluia!”

Ian

The Rev’d Dr Ian Terry

DTh,  PhD, MA, FRSA
Team Rector of Bournemouth Town Centre Parish,
Visiting Fellow with Bournemouth University,
18 Wimborne Road, Bournemouth, Dorset BH2 6NT
01202 554058
07733 336047

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