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Praying Holy Week

Each day of Holy Week offers a new way to engage with this most sacred season.

Click on each day below for a page of music, text, video, and photographs to help you pray along the road to Calvary and the Empty Tomb.

  • Palm Sunday
    We hear anew the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
  • Monday in Holy Week
    An invitation to experience spiritual mystery on its deepest and most cosmic scale.
  • Tuesday in Holy Week
    Transformed into the Body of Christ, we are given for the world.
  • Wednesday in Holy Week
    Sustained reflection on the Lord’s suffering and death.
  • Maundy Thursday
    The beginning of the holiest three days in an already holy week.
  • Good Friday
    We commemorate the Lord’s crucifixion and death.
  • Holy Saturday
    A day of waiting, anticipation, and preparation. 
  • Easter Sunday
    Alleluia! Christ is risen! The Lord is risen indeed! Alleluia!


Video Resources, Arranged by Series (Time in min:sec):



Short reflections on the moving liturgies of the week and their meaning.

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Wednesday (4:09)
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Thursday (2:26)
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Good Friday (2:55)
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Holy Saturday (2:01)


Experiencing Holy Week as a journey into the heart of God through prayer.

Sunday (1:51)

Monday (2:59)

Tuesday (2:59)

Wednesday (3:11)

Thursday (2:51)

Friday (3:01)

Saturday (3:15)


Video teachings on how to pray Holy Week through meditating on Jesus.

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  1. Fr Roger Marsh on April 15, 2017 at 12:22

    I have found the Lent course of Marks of Mission invaluable as a starter for sermons and other reflexion during the run up to Easter. I have appreciated how rewarding it is to be drawn to contemplate more deeply the five wounds of Christ at this time.
    I was pleased to see that your videos are once again being shown daily in the cathedral in Canterbury.
    Thank you for your inspiration from across the Pond!
    Have a joyous Easter

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  3. Pam Stone on April 14, 2017 at 06:39

    Powerful, inspirational and comforting. Thank you, and may God bless you.

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  6. Constance Holmes on April 10, 2017 at 10:05

    Once again we have been blessed by the fruits of your continual prayer.
    Thank you.

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  8. Marjorie Fawcett on April 6, 2017 at 11:17

    The Lenten Study, “Marks of Mission” has been a source of growth and a deeper consciousness and inspiration of the love of Christ in our lives and how we (I) can reach out in faith to serve others in a loving, caring way to the glory of God.

  9. Caroline homer on March 23, 2016 at 04:41

    Thank you for Lenten journey. It is so good to feel part of this virtual community. I continue with you in prayer.

  10. stanley haskell on April 3, 2015 at 10:42

    As someone who remembers Father Banner at the old wooden
    church on Bowdin Street in Boston, it’s reassuring to see that
    SSJE is still providing its healing services.

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