Throughout Lent we explored and responded to the questions ‘What are we turning away from?  What are we turning towards?’.

Beginning our Holy Week journey we marked the significant turning point in the story of Easter with Jesus’ provocative entry into Jerusalem.  On Maundy Thursday we read Mark’s telling of Jesus Passion with a Tenebrae service.  On Good Friday we read from John’s gospel with a series of responses and reflections. We lit a fire on Easter Dawn and then the new Christ Candle.  And later we celebrated the Risen Christ by flowering the Cross and sharing Holy Communion. 

This special edition of the Olive Branch offers the story of Holy Week in words and photos.