Holy Week is here. Below are some resources to help you draw closer to Jesus as we commemorate his Passion ahead of celebrating His Resurrection on Easter Sunday.
Holy Week in 3 mins
Here's a quick reminder of what happens in Holy Week.
Resources from the Bishops' Conference of Scotland
Take a look at the Lent at Home guide, put together by the pastoral team at the Bishops' Conference of Scotland (BCOS), which has been updated for Holy Week.
Morning and Night Prayer
Liturgy of the Hours for the Sacred Triduum: These excerpts from the Divine Office may be prayed along with other members of one’s household, or even alone. Compiled by BCOS. Read or download it here.
Holy Week - day by day
Our Catechetics Commission has provided this daily guide for families during Holy Week. Discover more in the Lent Resources section at https://archedinburgh.org/pastoral-governance/catechetics/
Get along to the Sacred Triduum
With churches now open, it's likely that your parish is having ceremonies for Holy Week. We appreciate not everyone will be able to attend because of demand, so you may wish to watch the following broadcast on YouTube from St Mary's Cathedral in Edinburgh with Archbishop Cushley.
ArchbishopCushley's Message ahead of Easter
Fasting on Good Friday
Don't forget that Good Friday is a day of fasting and abstinence.
- Click here for our Holy Week Day by Day guide.
- Click here for our Holy Week Service.
- Click here for Stations of the Cross. (Powerpoint version here).
A full list of resources for adults and children can be found in the Lent/Easter section on our Catechetics webpage. Click here.
The Bishops' Conference of Scotland (BCOS) has produced a special prayer guide to help us participate in the liturgy of the Triduum (from Holy Thursday until Easter).
We encourage you to attend Easter Sunday Mass but appreciate not everyone will be able to due to capacity restrictions. Your parish may be streaming services/Mass. If not, the following will be available on our YouTube channel: bit.ly/ArchYouTube
- 7pm Holy Thursday | Mass of the Lord's Supper (01 April).
- 3pm Good Friday | The Passion of the Lord (02 April).
- 9am Easter Sunday | Holy Mass (04 April).