Tag Archives: Resurrection

Stations of the Resurrection

As familiar as many are with the Stations of the Cross, the Stations of the Resurrection are an extension of the story. Here at Wembley Downs we are introducing these Easter points of reflection for the whole Easter season through to Ascension Day and Pentecost, adding a new station each week. They will be placed throughout the church buildings.

Station 1: The Young Man in the Tomb (Mark 16:1-8)

WP_003057A diminutive portrayal of the three women of Mark’s Gospel account as they meet the young man dressed in white at the empty tomb. The small size of the frame against the white drape illustrates Mark’s uniquely understated account of the event. The women flee, saying nothing to anyone, because they are afraid. So ends Mark’s gospel.

What an anticlimax!

 

Yet the women were told that Jesus had risen and had gone ahead of them to Galilee (in Mark’s Gospel, the territory of stormy chaos and dangerous threat). There they would see him!

Is this a hint that the presence of the Christ is to be found in life’s unpredictability and confusion?

What is your Galilee?

A story worth pondering can be found here.

 

 

A daub of ash on the forehead

Why do people rush to embrace their mortality by inviting the church to smudge their foreheads with ash and dust. 

For the faithful and the questing, this act enables reflection on the inevitability of death, and further, rather than a thing of dread, the realisation that our mortality when integrated into the Christian journey and the Way of Jesus becomes a resource for spiritual depth and the new life anticipated at Easter. Stillness, prayer, reflection leads to the wider appreciation of how a seed dies and is buried in order to germinate, sprout and grow, yielding yet more fruit

Next Wednesday, March 5, 7.30 pm opens the joint 2014 Lenten Journey for the Church of Christ and Uniting Church at Wembley Downs.