‘This is our Story’
We are in Passiontide. The final fortnight of Lent turns intently towards Good Friday and this week we prepare for next week, Holy Week, when we walk with Christ the way of the cross. This year at the Cathedral Holy Week will be different from the last two, when Covid so shaped our worship. And for me it will be a particular thrill to participate in something unimaginable a year ago - a revival of the Passion Play, on Monday 11th at 6:30pm, following Evensong. Last produced 5 years ago this immersive dramatization uses the whole building, the resources of the Cathedral Choir, and actors mainly drawn from the Cathedral Company.
It is free to attend and such is its reputation that some are already making plans to come from the other end of the country. The story of the Passion and Resurrection is at the heart of our weekly worship, every time we gather to break bread in holy communion we enter into the mystery of Christ’s death and resurrection. By baptism we have ‘died and are hidden with Christ in God’, as St Paul wrote. But Holy Week’s liturgies give us space to explore what that all means, what it means to be saved by the blood of the cross, what it means to call the crucified and risen Christ Our Lord.
So, come and see. Details of all the Holy Week and Easter services can be found here: https://www.liverpoolcathedral.org.uk/worship-here/holy-week-and-easter/
We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you;
by your holy cross, you have redeemed the world.
Canon Philip Anderson