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Anniebach Mon 06-Apr-20 09:51:10


Father forgive them for they know not what they do.

Grannmarie Sun 12-Apr-20 13:38:17

Easter blessings to all.

Toadinthehole Fri 10-Apr-20 16:17:09

It’s good to read all these. It takes something like this to remind us who exactly is in charge. God bless you all and keep you safe.

Doodle Fri 10-Apr-20 16:08:48

Thank you annie and for the poem. It’s one I think of often when I am feeling low I think of all the suffering of Jesus and how he died to save us all. x

NannyC2 Fri 10-Apr-20 12:49:53

Christ so loved the world that he gave up his life for each and everyone of us - no greater love can there be.

Following His terrible torture they hung Him on a cross until eventual death from exhaustion and asphyxiation. (He also knew what it was like not to be able to breathe - something to reflect upon.

We then have the joy of his resurrection and promise of everlasting life - death has been defeated once and for all.

It is so important to remember to be kind to one another, tender-hearted and forgiving each other just as God in Christ also has forgiven us.

We will get through this current virus and it is showing how kind and considerate we can be to each other. Time to reflect what really matters in our lives.

Bless you all x

3nanny6 Fri 10-Apr-20 12:17:38

Thank-you Polnan ; I have only seen one other lady cry in the church on Good Friday and I am glad to hear you also feel moved by it. I manage to hold things together it is the part where we all go forward to kiss the cross, every year there is a man that sings The Old Rugged Cross and his voice is beautiful on the walk back to my seat I am dabbing my eyes with my tissue and my tears are falling.

Smileless2012 ; Pleased to hear you were moved by the prayer and reflection time.

My church is Catholic however we are all one in His eyes I am sure.

maddyone Fri 10-Apr-20 12:06:31


lavenderzen Fri 10-Apr-20 12:05:08

Thank you so much Annie flowers

mumofmadboys Fri 10-Apr-20 11:57:59

Thanks Annie for the bible quotes through Holy Week.

Teetime Fri 10-Apr-20 11:57:49

Thank you Annie [flowers.

Anniebach Fri 10-Apr-20 11:51:43


‘Today thou will be with me in Paradise’

Christ to the thief on the Cross.

polnan Fri 10-Apr-20 11:38:34

and if I may, our Vicar read this out.

Friday Morning by Sydney Carter

It was on a Friday morning that they took me from the cell
and I saw they had a carpenter to crucify as well.
You can blame it on to Pilate, you can blame it on the Jews,
You can blame it on the Devil, it’s God I accuse.

You can blame it on to Adam, you can blame it on to Eve,
You can blame it on the apple, but that I can’t believe
It was God that made the Devil and the woman and the man,
And there wouldn’t be an apple if it wasn’t in the plan.

Now Barabbas was a killer and they let Barabbas go.
But you are being crucified for nothing that I know
But your God is up in heaven and He doesn’t do a thing
With a million angels watching, and they never move a wing.

It’s God they ought to crucify instead of you and me
I said to the carpenter, a-hanging on the tree.

To hell with Jehovah, to the carpenter I said.
I wish that a carpenter had made the world instead.
Goodbye and good luck to you, our ways will soon divide,
Remember me in heaven, as the man you hung beside.

Sydney Carter

Smileless2012 Fri 10-Apr-20 11:37:23

I cry too polnanflowers. I cried last night when we had our minister on FB providing us with a much needed time of prayer and reflection.

polnan Fri 10-Apr-20 11:35:06

Thank you 3Nanny6
I cry also, but have not heard of anyone else crying. I feel as though I am wrong to cry. just listening to our church service for Good Friday, streamed from our church website.. CofE

millymouge Fri 10-Apr-20 10:20:55

Such lovely comforting words from everyone. Peace and hope for the future to you all.

libra10 Fri 10-Apr-20 10:13:32

Inspirational words!

It's good to remember the meaning of Easter.

Smileless2012 Fri 10-Apr-20 10:11:52

That brought tears to me eyes Annieflowers.

Easter is always such a moving time especially Good Friday, and even more so this year.

Anniebach Fri 10-Apr-20 10:08:04

From our childhood Sunday School

There is a green hill far away,
Without a city wall,
Where the dear Lord was crucified,
Who died to save us all.

We may not know, we cannot tell,
What pains he had to bear,
But we believe it was for us
He hung and suffered there.

There was no other good enough
To pay the price of sin.
He only could unlock the gate
Of heav'n and let us in.

Oh, dearly, dearly has he loved!
And we must love him too,
And trust in his redeeming blood,
And try his works to do.

Anniebach Fri 10-Apr-20 10:04:45


‘It is finished’

His earthly work completed


‘Father into thy hands I commend my spirit’

He joins his Father in Heaven, he goes home, and - prepares
a place for us.

fourormore Thu 09-Apr-20 21:50:11

Like all of us reading this throughout this week I want to thank Anniebach for leading us through this really strange time.
I too was due to be in the Church this evening - I was due to carry one of the oils at the beginning of the Mass and then later have my feet washed. Afterwards the period of watching for me always brought home the true meaning of Easter.
Instead, this year, we were outside clapping and cheering our NHS staff and all carers and keyworkers - God bless them all and keep them safe.
At 10.30pm I will watch the Choral Meditations and the Solemn Mass of the Lord's Supper on EWTN. As some have already said - we have amazing technology these days but I do feel for those without it.
May God bless us all and keep us and our loved ones safe and thanks again Anniebachflowersflowersflowersfrom the bottom of my heart.

grannyrebel7 Thu 09-Apr-20 21:39:49

May God bless you all and keep you safe xx

eilyann Thu 09-Apr-20 21:35:17

Have just been watching Mass and 'Watching' at Shrewsbury Cathedral . Not the same as 'the real thing' but thank God for technology!
I wish you all God's help in these very trying times .

Cherrytree59 Thu 09-Apr-20 20:18:47

Thank you Annie

The Queen has handed out Maundy Money by post for the first time in her reign.

The Queen wrote to recipients, including a 101 year old, about her 'Deep disappointment' she was unable to meet them in person.sad

eazybee Thu 09-Apr-20 18:44:36

Thank you Annie for these posts.

lavenderzen Thu 09-Apr-20 18:10:35

Thank you Annie

Grannmarie Thu 09-Apr-20 17:52:01

Thank you, Annie.

I thank God every day that we have the technology to keep in touch with our family friends and faith.

Our local parishes have been streaming daily Mass, Scripture Talks, Psalms, Rosary, Stations of the Cross and Benediction.

Here is my focus for Holy Week.