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Worship For Lent To Easter

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There is a city with a river of life, a radiant place, a place where God resides, a city of peace, where all can live in harmony, where all, from all directions, can come and live in peace.'

Annie Heppenstall - a professed Franciscan tertiary drawn to expressions of Earth Spirituality and of the Feminine Divine, and the bestselling author of The Book of Uncommon Prayer - provides in Worship for Lent and Easter a truly rich and remarkable weekly liturgy, the underlying theme throughout being that of place and inclusivity.

Beginning with Ash Wednesday's location in the wilderness of Christ's temptation, then moving through the desert and onto village, city, family home, temple, execution site, and finally garden, Annie's biblically rich, comprehensive and creative new liturgy includes Celtic Christian options throughout, reflective and informative introductions for worship leaders, and provision for children.

Written with a deep respect of tradition, yet also with a vivid awareness of contemporary concerns, Worship for Lent and Easter will engage all who yearn for fresh inspiration, energy and insight into this most holy of Christian seasons.


Section 1: Lent and Easter 'traditional' liturgical prayers

An Easter thanksgiving to God, Source of all light
Lent invitations to confession and 'mercy' confessions
Easter invitations to reconciliation
Psalm-inspired prayers
Collect-form prayers related to themed Sunday services
Gospel acclamations
Introduction to The Peace
Prayers at the preparation of the table
Extended preface to Eucharistic prayer
A simple ritual of bread and wine
Prayers after communion

Section 2: Themed services from Ash Wednesday to Palm Sunday

Ash Wednesday: into the wilderness
The Exodus (all-age): walking with God through the wilderness
Hagar: water in the desert
Elijah: ups and downs, desolation and consolation
'Teshuva' and Mothering Sunday (all-age): exile and homecoming, flowering in the wilderness
John the Baptist and the Desert Fathers and Mothers:choosing to live in the desert
Palm Sunday (all-age): into the city

Section 3: Holy Week and Easter

Monday: safe space in Bethany
the temple and safety of the crowd
(child-friendly/all-age option)
Wednesday: a perfumed home
Maundy Thursday: the upper room and Gethsemane
Good Friday vigil: Golgotha
Saturday vigil
Easter morning: the Garden

Section 4: Mary, Celtic saints and the natural cycle in Lent

The Annunciation to Mary and the spring equinox
Celtic saints

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