Palm Sunday to Pentecost
The full Easter story, of Jesus who became the Christ, spans a whole host of events from Palm Sunday through Easter week to the crucifixion, the risen Christ, and the many appearances before Pentecost. For this last climactic part of the story, see Easter: What's the bottom line?
Checkout these videos; what do you think?
- where do you stand on whether Jesus was Man Myth or Messiah; have a look at the video Man-Myth-or-Messiah
- do you think Easter is just about bunnies? see beyond the bunny
- do you need to investigate this Easter event? see is this something to look into?
For additional thoughts on the significance of Jesus, see
- video clip "Who do you think I am?"
- the real meaning of Easter at the RealMeaningOfEaster
- an interactive exploration of the Easter story which you can find at CrackingOpenEaster
- the resources and links in Where to start with Christianity? on this website
information connected with events from previous years
Good Friday 14th April (2017)
CTNP event to witness to the Crucifixion
Walk of Witness
started 11.45am, Market Hill, Newport Pagnell High Street
Witness to the price Jesus paid for holding to His mission to bear testimony to the Kingdom of God.
The Walk started at Market Hill (outside Boots) at 11.45am, followed by a united service at the Parish Church at noon.
For the hymns see GoodFriday2017 CTNP Walk of Witness Hymns
Browse down after the pictures for the readings and poems.
for all poems by Geoffrey Rust in the following texts is
"© Godfrey Rust, www.wordsout.co.uk, all rights reserved"
Matthew 27: 27-37 & Luke 23:33-34
Then the governor's soldiers took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered the whole company of soldiers around him. they stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him, and then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on his head. They put a staff in his right hand and knelt in froont of him and mocked him. "Hail king of the Jews! they said. They spat on him, and took the staff and struck him on the head again and again. After they had mocked him, they took off the robe and put his own clothes on him. Then they led him away to crucify him. As they were going out, they met a man from Cyrene, named Simon, and they forced him to carry the cross. They came to a place called Golgotha (which means The Place of the Skull). There they offered Jesus wine to drink, mixed with gall; but after tasting it, he refused to drink it. When they had crucified him they divided up his clothes by casting lots. Above his head they placed the written charge against him: THIS IS JESUS, THE KING OF THE JEWS. Two criminals were crucified with him, one on his right and one on his left. Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing."
One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: "Aren't you the Christ? Save yourself and us!" But the other criminal rebuked him. "Don't you fear God," he said, "since you are under the same sentence? We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But thhis man has done nothing wrong." Then he said, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom." Jesus answered him, "I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise."
Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, "Dear woman, here is your son," and to the disciple, "Son, here is your mother." From that time on, this disciple took her into his home.
From the sixth hour until the ninth hour darkness came over all the land. About the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice, "Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?"—which means, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"
A jar of wine vinegar was there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put the sponge on a stalk of the hyssop plant, and lifted it to Jesus' lips. When he had received the drink, Jesus said, "It is finished."
Background to Geoffrey Studdert Kennedy
at the blog Patrick Comerford
Easter Saturday morning, 15th April (2017)
on Newport Pagnell High Street
HOPE card and biscuit gifts distributed
to passers-by on the High Street
to celebrate the promise and joy of the risen Christ of Easter
for the churches of Newport Pagnell
For links to individual church websites,
or to find where they are,
see About CTNP .