Easter Reflections

Easter is the highlight of the Christian year—a time when we remember and celebrate that God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son for us. King Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey on Palm Sunday, and not even a week later was crucified—condemned by his own people. The grave could not hold him and Jesus was resurrected, defeating death. We read the story again and again and meditate on the Easter events, considering what this means for us, for our neighbours, for the whole world. 

 LENT/EASTER Playlist: Here is a mixed spotify playlist for the season. You will find music of lament and confession along songs proclaiming Christ’s victory. 

This year, our online Easter offerings feature some artwork created for a Stations of the Cross Exhibit by our Ōtautahi (Christchurch) community.

These stations represent a moment of encounter in the Easter Story. We have included a selection from the artist’s statements to give a glimpse into: their inspiration or reflection on Scripture, the moment of encounter, and our place in the story. The Stations of the Cross pieces cover snapshots of events that take place in Jesus’ life and death from Maundy Thursday to Holy Saturday. Offerings from the archives and community members feature on Sunday and Monday.