A collection of worship resources related to Holy Week this year.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS | 7 Seven Last Words
CS4O– Stations of the Cross
Unforsaken – Stations of the Cross
The Visual Commentary on Scripture – Holy Week
Scott Erickson – Stations of the Cross (purchase)
Bob Commin – Meditations on the way of the Cross for Holy Week 2020
Golgotha Experience – Poor Bishop Hooper
College Church Wheaton – Passion Week
Baylor Center for Christian Ethics – Walking the Walk (of the Stations of the Cross)
Grotto Network – Stations of the Cross Booklet (email for PDF)
Forefront Church – Stations of the Cross
Stations of the Cross – Paintings and Liturgy by Jim Janknegt
RSC– The Way of the Cross – A Passiontide Sequence of Words and Music (pdf)
A Collection of Prayers Blog – The Seven Words from the Cross
New Harvest Church – The Way of the Cross (youtube – Wed, 7pm)
Rawspoon – Stations of the Cross mandalas
ArtandTheology – Praying the Stations of the Cross (book review)
PALM SUNDAY RESOURCES
Coram Deo Omaha – Living Room Liturgy (video, kids, etc)
Storymakers NYC – Palm Sunday video and comic
CICW– Cornelius Plantinga – Prayer for Palm Sunday
CICW– Palm Sunday: Another Advent
Englewood Review – Poetry for Palm Sunday
Wesley Hill– Holy Monday of Mountains and Fig trees (sermon)
Wes Crawford – On That Night (ep)
Salt Project – Wendell Berry, Good Friday, and Earth Day
Gateway Hymns| Craig Harris – Good Friday Album
Rachel Wilhelm – Hear us Holy Jesus (single)
Anglican Pastor – Easter Vigil for Individuals or Families
Resurrection Anglican (Wheaton, Il) – Easter Vigil
A Collection of Prayers – Home Liturgy for Hoy Saturday
Jared Ayers(Ref Journ) – A Holy Saturday for the Church
Matt Weber | NYTimes – My Church Is Closed, So I Built My Own – During Holy Week, I wanted to remind my kids of sacred spaces even if our usual one is off limits.
Bible for Children – The First Easter (pdf)
MUSIC & LITURGY:
Bellwether Arts – When We Call His Name (songs to accompany holy week)
City Church San Fran – Love Divine, Victorious (album)
The Crucifixion of Jesus – Fernando Ortega (youtube)
Eleven contemplative songs and six readings offering a narrative of Christ’s life from the Garden of Gethsemane to Golgotha sourced from scripture and liturgies.
The Brothers of Abriem Harp – Last Days – album meditating on the last week of Christ, songs for Holy Week.
Everhart – Holy Week
PageCXVI – Good Friday to Easter – a collection of re-imagined hymns for the Triduum
Songs for Holy Saturday – post
“The Who, What, and Where of Holy Week” – Justin Taylor
Prayers for Holy Week – Scotty Smith
The Final Days of Jesus – Andreas J. Köstenberger & Justin Taylors
A digital book combining a chronological arrangement of the Gospel with insightful commentary, charts and maps.
Make a Seder Meal – An excellent Holy Week resource; see page 5 for guidance on how to lead your family!
Storymakers NYC – Video’s for Holy Week
Other Resources from the Art & Theology Blog:
- Two years ago I developed a Stations of the Cross tour through the Smithsonian American Art Museum, engrafting the story of Christ’s passion into other stories of human suffering.
- I covered the annually recurring Art Stations project, founded by Aaron Rosen and Catriona Laing, for three successive years: in Washington, DC, in 2017, New York City in 2018, and Amsterdam in 2019.
- Greg Halvorsen Schreck’s stunning Via Dolorosa series of black-and-white photographs, featuring ethnically diverse models, evolved into a video collaboration with graphic designer Jeremy Botts.
- The African Art Museum of the Society of African Missions has several sets of Stations in its collection, including carved wooden panels by Lamidi Olonade Fakeye (1925–2009), a Yoruba Muslim, and linocut prints by Bruce Onobrakpeya (1932–), who is Urhobo.
- Stations of the Cross exhibitions are commonplace in London churches. Two such examples are the one in 2014 at St. Marylebone’s Parish Church, which included Paul Fryer’s Black Pieta and Polly Morgan’s Small Still Birth, and the fourteen-video installation by artist-priest Mark Dean shown at St. Stephen Walbrook, using the church’s round stone altar by Henry Moore as a projection surface.
God bless the world,
Give it wisdom at this time,
Grant us relief and release,
Be with those who are ill,
And bless the carers fighting this pandemic,
For Jesus Christ’s sake,
You can also end your worship, at home or in services in countries where they can still be held, with the prayer that I shared with you last week:
Lord God, in this season of fear and uncertainty,
as we face the threat of the coronavirus,
Grant us the wisdom and determination to walk in one another’s shoes,
The confidence and the humility to draw closer to you and to those affected,
Empower us to pastor those who are ill, to weep for the dead, to support the healers and to care for and love one another.
And the blessing of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, be with us all, now and always.