During lent we take more time to focus on prayer, meditation and silence. The cross, as the symbol of Christ’s suffering, is at the center of all the worship during lent. It is a time to remember how much Jesus suffered so we might be saved.
The 40 days of lent give each one of us time to reflect on our own brokenness but also to reflect on what Christ did for us and the gift of life he gives.
Maundy Thursday or White Thursday or Holy Thursday is celebrated on the Thursday evening before Good Friday. On this day we remember Jesus’ last evening with his disciples before his death on the cross. We share bread and wine on this evening to remember the last meal Jesus had with his disciples.
Good Friday helps us to remember how Jesus voluntarily died on the cross for each one of us, so we may receive life everlasting. On the cross, Jesus triumphs over sin and death once and for all.
On Easter Sunday when Jesus was resurrected from the dead, we celebrate his victory over death and rejoice in the salvation that he brought. That is why we greet each other on Easter Sunday with the words: Christ is risen! He is risen indeed. Because he has risen we now have life in abundance.