Reverend Roland - April 2019

posted 14 May 2019, 23:43 by Richard Jones

My dear friends

WHAT DOES EASTER MEAN FOR YOU ?

For me this is a very important question for all of us to consider...is it just another chance to have a holiday...to indulge with a few chocolate eggs or maybe buy something new to wear for Spring ?  BUT no matter what we think .. the CROSS, EASTER and THE RESURRECTION remain pivotal to our Christian Faith.

As a young boy (a long time ago) I remember how on GOOD FRIDAY along with my mother we would stand in a queue at Bennets Bakery waiting to buy freshly baked ‘Hot Cross Buns’ they were special....those days have gone as now you can buy them all year round...also I remember going to my Grans on Holy Saturday to be given my ‘Easter Egg’ which was a fresh hard boiled egg done in onion skins to make a reddish pattern.. an egg for all of her family and grandchildren a tradition carried on by my mother and now by my daughter in Scotland.. but today’s grandchildren prefer a chocolate egg! Another event that used to happen was mum using her Co-op Divi to buy us new clothes and shoes.

It is good to remember the past but as a choirboy then and to the present day Easter was and still is a very special Christian Festival...I never tire of singing the Easter Hymns words and music reflecting and retelling the message of Easter.

All of us will be able to look back in our lives and remember things that have now gone, and is the same with our patterns in worship which I hope it will continue to change for the good of the church and future in our worship community. Already we are seeing in many churches a reordering and the use of modern technology that will enhance the worship but at the same time does not mean that we have to change our Heritage, Tradition or churchmanship.


The Easter message will and always will be the same that Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ died for all upon the Cross and on the third day rose from the grave, but the way in which we use our worship and buildings may not be the same as in the past.

WHAT DOES EASTER MEAN FOR YOU ?


May I wish you all a very Happy and Blessed Easter.


Rev'd Roland Nicholson

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