HOLY Week & EASTER
EXPLANATIONS OF THE SERVICES
Each day there is a different prayer that focuses on an aspect of who Christ is for us, accompanied by a simple wood cut picture (created by Br. Martin Erspamer). Allow the prayer and picture to help focus your prayer and your day.
Begin each service with a candle or many candles. Monday-Thursday, light the candles with the prayer provided. Friday-Saturday, do not light the candle, but say the prayer provided.
Monday-Friday have readings from John’s Gospel that chronicle Jesus’s last day leading up to his crucifixion. Saturday has a prayer from Lamentations, and Easter Sunday has its own readings.
Take time to ponder these questions, individually or as a family.
Every day there is an action to do corresponding to the reading. Maundy Thursday and Good Friday are a little more involved with a foot washing service and a recitation of the “Good Friday Reproaches.”
Pray the prayer for each day adding any prayers that you want to add.