Sacred Saturday

What days do you highlight in your Holy Week Celebration? 

Palm Sunday

Holy Wednesday

Maunday Thursday

Good Friday

Sacred Saturday

Easter Sunday

There are five churches that I have been intimately connected with over my life and ministry and each one carried it’s own traditions over Holy Week. A few of the churches held a Sedar meal, footwashing times, Good Friday dramas, sunrise services, and even a midnight sacred Saturday bonfire. While gathering with our faith communities is important during Holy Week, we often tried to find a balance of church community time versus family time. Each community differs in what they are able to offer their communities. 

Perhaps one of the ways to serve your communities best during this week is to offer resources or suggest an activity for your people to engage their family at home.  Here’s one resource I helped write back in 2012 that might spur your creativity this season.