Easter

While Christians who follow the Western calendar celebrated Easter earlier this month, a party of pilgrims from Britain celebrated it last weekend. Their pilgrimage to Jordan focused on meeting and worshipping with the Christian communities as they celebrated Holy Week and Easter together. In Jordan, Catholic and Protestant Christians observe Easter on the same date as the Orthodox churches, which this year was 12 April. “The pilgrimage provided us with opportunities to visit sites of...
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Death is a stark reality of our existence.  No one  escapes its clutches.  Faced with this there is, understandably, a tendency even among Christians, to fear it and avoid the subject.  Yet the question stares us in the face:  what us the meaning of life and death?The answer is in what we  celebrate at Easter, because One death changed the meaning of all deaths.  The death of Christ on Calvary reversed the meaning of life.  Whereas the world sees death as...
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In 1940, the renowned writer of detective fiction, Miss Dorothy L. Sayers, was approached by the BBC to produce a series of radio plays about the life of Jesus.Knowing the mores-&-sensitivities about the portrayal of Jesus in any form of drama – at that time there was a theatrical ban on the portrayal of any member of the Trinity on the British stage - she replied that she would only take-on the project, if:She was allowed to introduce Jesus as a normal, speaking character within the plays....
Soul Sanctuary will be premiering the gospel oratorio, The Resurrection, at the Jazz Café, Camden (London NW1) at 7.30pm on Easter Monday 6 April 2015. The group whose music is rooted in contemporary gospel and combines jazz, soul, funk, latin and “modern classical", provides the music for the 6.15pm Gospel Mass on the last Sunday of each month at Farm Street Jesuit Church in central LondonThe choir was founded by Miko Giedroyc in early 2005 to provide music for a weekly mass at...
The British Provincial, Fr Dermot Preston SJ, has just returned to Britain from a visit to Guyana - a Region of the British Province. Fr Preston was the Regional Superior of Guyana for five years before his appointment as Provincial.While in Guyana last month, he was interviewed by the Catholic TV service, and asked for his reflections on Holy Week and Easter.Watch the interview below.        
Jesuit parishes throughout Britain will be marking the most solemn week of the Church’s year with traditional services for Holy Week and the Triduum, culminating in the Easter Vigil on Sunday 20 April.The Mass of the Lord’s Supper will be celebrated in each parish on Maundy Thursday evening - generally at 7pm, although at Sacred Heart in Edinburgh it will be at 6.30pm and at St Peter’s, Stonyhurst it will be at 8pm. The Good Friday Liturgy will be held in every parish at 3pm...