Saturday 1st April - 9.30am to 4pm
Approaching Holy Week is the best of times to enter into the mystery of Christ’s death – a public spectacle devised by the Romans that within a generation became a defining message of the emerging Church. Atonement is the term normally used to describe the events of Good Friday – a teaching at once so mysterious and profound that it can blind us to the fact that the cross in is no way ‘religious’. It is, in fact, ‘the most irreligious object ever to find its way into the heart of faith.’
This Day of Reflection will revisit Calvary through teaching, worship and silence in an attempt to encounter Jesus Christ who comes to us, as Mother Teresa used to put it, ‘in his distressing disguise’. It will be of help to anyone seeking a deeper understanding of how a crucified Messiah speaks to the sin, suffering and brokenness of human lives.