At the end of this post there is a list of resources and reflections as we stay at home to break the chain of Covid-19 and save lives. During this time, I continue to encourage you to grow in praying Daily Prayer. Next week, I intend to blog further reflections on this time we are in.
Many people call last Friday, “Easter Friday”. It wasn’t. In the West, it was Good Friday. Easter Monday was 13 April; EasterTuesday was 14 April; if any day is to be called “Easter Friday” – that is today, 17 April. [I am conscious, of course, this is according to the Western calendar. Eastern Orthodox are, this year, one week later than Western Christians – today is Orthodox Good Friday, also called by them, ‘Great Friday’, and ‘Holy Friday’].
Read – reflect – respond (in prayer, silence, possibly a comment)
Do you have any reflection on today’s reading and collect?
Almighty Father, who gave your only Son to die for our sins and to rise for our justification: Give us grace so to put away the leaven of malice and wickedness, that we may always serve you in pureness of living and truth; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
After these things Jesus showed himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias; and he showed himself in this way. Gathered there together were Simon Peter, Thomas called the Twin, Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples. Simon Peter said to them, ‘I am going fishing.’ They said to him, ‘We will go with you.’ They went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing.
Just after daybreak, Jesus stood on the beach; but the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to them, ‘Children, you have no fish, have you?’ They answered him, ‘No.’ He said to them, ‘Cast the net to the right side of the boat, and you will find some.’ So they cast it, and now they were not able to haul it in because there were so many fish. That disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, ‘It is the Lord!’ When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on some clothes, for he was naked, and jumped into the lake. But the other disciples came in the boat, dragging the net full of fish, for they were not far from the land, only about a hundred yards off.
When they had gone ashore, they saw a charcoal fire there, with fish on it, and bread. Jesus said to them, ‘Bring some of the fish that you have just caught.’ So Simon Peter went aboard and hauled the net ashore, full of large fish, a hundred and fifty-three of them; and though there were so many, the net was not torn. Jesus said to them, ‘Come and have breakfast.’ Now none of the disciples dared to ask him, ‘Who are you?’ because they knew it was the Lord. Jesus came and took the bread and gave it to them, and did the same with the fish. This was now the third time that Jesus appeared to the disciples after he was raised from the dead.
Some of the other resources and reflections for this time when we are staying at home to break the chain of Covid-19 and save lives:
Reflecting on The Exsultet
Holy Saturday in a Covid19 World
Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter in a Covid19 World
Coronavirus solitude self-isolation and spirituality
Streaming services, online spiritual resources in coronavirus times
New Zealand Prayer Book Daily Prayer
NZ in lockdown
Covid 19 moves churches into the Third Millennium
Carthusians Covid-19 and Communion
Learning from Hermits in a Covid19 World
- Friday in Easter Week
- Holy Saturday in a Covid19 World
- New Zealand New Lockdowns
- Learning from Hermits in a Covid19 World
- Easter Day and Easter Season 2021