How Does the World Look at Holy Week and Easter?

Best Practices from Across the Globe

Every year worship leaders face the challenge of designing their services for Holy Week and Easter in such a way that people can experience Christ's passion and resurrection anew. The spiritual practices of the worldwide church are a rich source for practices that bring a deeper understanding of the story of Jesus; it is for this reason that we will come together in four online meetings (90 minutes each) to exchange ideas with colleagues from ELM partner churches about liturgies on Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter.

For each of these days, a draft worship service from one of the ELM partner churches will be presented by a colleague from the respective church. Afterwards, there will be an opportunity to discuss in small groups how the material might be adapted to your own context.

The order of service with all prayers and texts will be made available to participants in German and English for their own use. We hope that through these materials, presentations and discussions you will come away enriched by the global Christian community for the good of your local congregations.  

The four-part series of events will take place online via ZOOM. We will send you the link to the entire series in advance of the first event.


Thursday, 15th February 2024:
Palm Sunday, presented by Pastor. S. Dhanaraj from India.

Tuesday, 20th February 2024:
Maundy Thursday, presented by Pastor Sybil Chetty from South Africa.

Tuesday, 27th February 2024:
Good Friday, presented by Dr. Soraya Eberle. She is both a church musician and a doctor of theology from Brazil.

Thursday, 29th February 2024:
Easter, presented by Innocent Kaphinde, a composer and musician from Malawi.

The events start at 2:00 pm German time (10:00 am São Paulo/Brazil, 3:00 pm Southern Africa, 6:30 pm India) and last 90 minutes.

Your registration by 14.02.2024 is valid for the entire series. Of course you are free to attend only individual parts.

This online seminar will be held in English with German translation if necessary.







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Secretary Global Spirituality
Indra Grasekamp
Phone +49 (0)5052 69-234

Secretary for Theological Education in International Church Partnerships
Bradn Buerkle
Phone +49 (0)5052 69-293