Friday nights in Lent we will have Stations of the Cross at 5:30pm, followed by a simple Lenten supper at 6:00pm.
After supper we will engage in the program: Entering the Passion of Jesus: A Beginner’s Guide to Holy Week. In this program, author, professor, and biblical scholar Amy-Jill Levine explores the biblical texts surrounding the Passion story. Jesus’ final days were full of risk. Every move he made was filled with anticipation, danger, and the potential for great loss or great reward. Jesus risked his reputation when he entered Jerusalem in a victory parade. He risked his life when he dared to teach in the Temple. His followers risked everything when they left behind their homes, or anointed him with costly perfume. We take risks as we read and re-read these stories, finding new meanings and new challenges. She shows us how the text raises ethical and spiritual questions for the reader, and how we all face risk in our Christian experience.
The six-session DVD features Dr. Amy-Jill Levine offering a fresh, timely reinterpretation of the Passion of Jesus. The video segments are approximately 10-12 minutes each. The six sessions include:
- Jesus’ Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem
- The Temple Incident
- The Anointing of Jesus and the Role of Women
- Jesus’ Teachings in the Temple
- The Last Supper Traditions