Easter Sunday – A celebration of Christ’s Resurrection

| March 27, 2016

Easter Sunday – A celebration of Christ’s Resurrection

According to the Gospel of John, it was on the first day of the week, the Sunday following Christ’s crucifixion on the Friday, that Mary Magdalene came to Christ’s sepulchre and found that the stone sealing it had been rolled away. She ran to tell the disciples and came across Peter and John, telling them […]

Good Friday and Lady Day

| March 25, 2016

Good Friday and Lady Day

Today, 25th March, is Good Friday according to the Western/Gregorian calendar and it is the day that commemorates the crucifixion of Christ, his sacrifice in dying for our sins. In Tudor times, people would attend church on this day for the ceremony of the “Creeping to the Cross”. The clergy would get down on their hands […]

Easter Sunday – Happy Easter! Christ is Risen!

| April 8, 2012

Easter Sunday – Happy Easter! Christ is Risen!

Happy Easter to each and every one of you, I hope you’re having a lovely Easter weekend. Today, my family and I will be celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ after the sacrifice he made on the cross on Good Friday. Christ is risen! Hallelujah! At lunchtime today it will get very noisy in the […]

Good Friday in Tudor Times

| April 6, 2012

Good Friday in Tudor Times

Today I will be going out to watch my village’s Good Friday procession which consists of mourners following men carrying a glass coffin in which a statue of Jesus Christ lies. It is a moving spectacle and I’m glad that it makes people stop and think about the sacrifice that Christ made and the suffering […]

Maundy Thursday or Holy Thursday

| April 5, 2012

Maundy Thursday or Holy Thursday

Today is Maundy Thursday or Holy Thursday and in many countries it is a normal Thursday with the Easter holiday starting on Good Friday, but in Tudor times and in Catholic countries today it is still an important religious day. Maundy Thursday commemorates the Last Supper, that final meal that Jesus Christ had with his […]

Happy Easter – Christ is Risen, Hallelujah!

| April 24, 2011

Happy Easter – Christ is Risen, Hallelujah!

Happy Easter to you all! Today people all over the world are celebrating the resurrection of Christ with special services, processions and the giving of Easter eggs, symbols of new life and of the resurrection. In Tudor times, on Easter Sunday, the candles in the church and around the sepulchre would be put out and […]

Good Friday

| April 22, 2011

Good Friday

Today people all around the world are commemorating Christ’s suffering on the cross and in Medieval and Tudor times people would attend a ceremony known as “Creeping to the Cross”. The suffering of Christ was commemorated by the clergy creeping, on their hands and knees, up to a crucifix held up before the altar. After […]

Easter in Tudor Times

| April 2, 2010

Easter in Tudor Times

I love Easter here in rural Spain because I feel they celebrate the true meaning of Easter. I love Easter eggs as much as the next person, but I really enjoy the processions here and the way that Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection are remembered. Before I dash out to see the Good Friday procession, I […]