This week we have been celebrating Holy Week, when Jesus died and rose. There are so many different parts to this week and throughout the school we celebrated them from the triumph of Palm Sunday, to the sorrow of Good Friday, to the glory of the Resurrection.
Each of the events evoke different emotions and the children in the school have talked about and reflected on each of them.
I personally experience a mixture of feelings when teaching this Great Week.
The Stations of the Cross, which Year 4 so beautifully portrayed on Wednesday always makes me feel a mixture of sorrow and guilt. We have a powerful song by a great composer called John Borland which I use throughout the school: it is called ‘Lord by your Cross’, and the words sum up the simple but powerful message of Good Friday:
‘Lord by your cross you set us free you are the Saviour of the World, Lord by your Love you set us free you are the Saviour of the World’.
The ultimate act of self-sacrifice for us all.
In St Bede’s, we have a Way of the Cross displayed in our corridors. Year 6 Guardian Angels shared the journey with KS1 wonderfully yesterday. It takes us from Gethsemane to the Resurrection. I have put the slides and the ‘Lord By Your Cross’ song on the reflection page on Fronter to give you an opportunity to share the final journey of Jesus with your families during Holy Week.
A prayer from Sharon,
Father in Heaven,
We pray that people all around the world will have your special peace and joy. Help those who are in wars that we don’t know are occurring and we pray that the people suffering in Ukraine and Russia – from hunger or no parents or a home – will find whatever they need. We pray that those who are fleeing from Ukraine or Russia will soon have a better future and they will not be worried or scared when leaving their former homes.
Lord in your mercy,
I wish you and your families a happy and holy Easter