Holy Week and Easter Addresses on-line

I’m looking forward to the privilege and challenge of giving the Holy Week and Easter addresses at St Margaret’s, Ilkley this year. Nestling under Ilkley Moor it offers the added bonus for me of being near the South Riding stamping ground of my maternal ancestors the Shaws. (My 2-greats-grandfather Edward Shaw was a younger brother of Ben and helped found the soft drinks business with him. We still have an early note of their hedge-rowing in our family papers). And yes, I can still give a (very bad) rendition of Ilkla’ Moor when the party is warm enough…

We will be following St John’s account of the Passion, to the Cross and beyond, with themes as follows:

Palm Sunday   
Amazing Grace: abiding in the Vine.  John 15.1-17
Monday            
Lazarus lives: a fragrance to fill the world. John 12.1-11
Tuesday            
Death and Glory: some said it thundered. John 12.20-36
Wednesday      
It was night: one of you will betray me. John 13.21-32
Thursday          
A new commandment: will you share a towel? John 13.1-17, 31b-35
Friday               
Behold the man: behold your King! John 19.1-37
Saturday           
Dead or alive: He is not here, He is risen. Luke 24.-12
Easter Day        
New lives for old: he saw and believed.  John 20-1-18
(evening)          
Peace be with you: a people of peace.  John 20.19-23

I’ll be posting the text of the talks each day on my blog (bpdt.wordpress.com) and Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/wanderingbishop/) so that those who can’t be there for all the services can still follow the story.