Holy Week is the most important time in the Christian calendar. The final week of Lent leading up to the celebration of Jesus’ Resurrection on Easter Sunday is a time of reflection, confession, prayer, discernment, and change.

While it is not possible to gather as the Body of Christ this Holy Week, this collection of resources and experiences is designed to offer opportunities for  all ages to engage their faith in new ways as we journey to and beyond the cross.

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Daily Reflections by Carter Clergy

Palm Sunday Worship Service

Holy Monday Reflection by Rev. Corrie Hermans-Webster

Holy Tuesday Reflection by Kellen Head-Corliss, M.Div. Student at Boston University School of Theology

Holy Wednesday Reflection by Rev. Ashley Murphy

Maundy Thursday Reflection by Rev. Gary Shaw

Good Friday Reflection by Rev. Gary Shaw

Holy Saturday Reflection by Rev. Ashley Murphy

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Video Resources

What is Holy Week?

What is Palm Sunday?

What is Maundy Thursday?

What is Good Friday?

Resurrection

Virtual Stations of the Cross

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Holy Week @Home Experience

Activities, reflections, and prayers for each day of Holy Week designed specifically for families during these unusual times.

15 Ways to Observe Holy Week with Your Family

While some of these ideas will need adaptation for our current reality, such as visiting a museum virtually, this list offers tangible ideas for how to set this week apart as a holy and important time.

Holy Week Mirror Hanger

A printable mirror hanger filled with questions to get families talking about their faith. Hang it in the car, over the kitchen table, or next to the television remote.

Maundy Thursday Table Talk

Scripture and a brief story with talking points to get families thinking about the last supper and the origins of the Eucharistic meal.

Good Friday Table Talk

Scripture and a brief story with talking points to get families thinking about Jesus’ trial and crucifixion.

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Praying With Your Cup

Praying with your cup is a simple way to incorporate prayer in to the ordinary moments of your life. Choose a single cup or glass, one you use often, and invite it to be your prayer companion throughout the week. The link provides details on how to use this simple practice to make your Holy Week meaningful.

Virtual Good Friday Prayer Vigil

It is a custom of the Christian church to keep vigil with Christ at different times and in different ways throughout the three holiest days of the Church year–Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday.  During these days, we surrender ourselves completely to being with Christ in the depths of his passion on our behalf. Join this virtual, world-wide prayer vigil held by the Transforming Center to mark the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

Could Peter Forgive Himself? A Good Friday Meditation

It is said we are our own worst critics. Peter denied Jesus three times, betraying him as he was sentenced to death. Could Peter forgive himself? Have you forgiven yourself for the transgressions of your own life?

Liturgy of the Hours

Praying the “Liturgy of the Hours” (also known as The Divine Office) is a long standing monastic tradition, but you don’t have to be a monk to enter into the spirit of this form of prayer. Learn how a busy family person can adapt this practice of praying throughout the day. (NOTE: This link may require registration for the free Vibrant Faith platform)

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