Exchange of Material: How Does the World View Holy Week and Easter?

Best practices from around the world

In this series of online events, interested people from across the globe met and discussed different ideas for the services on Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter.
Ministers from our partner churches provided the text of liturgies for these holy days, and we are happy to make them available to you here.

 

Palm Sunday

Liturgy for Palm Sunday in German as Word- or pdf-File.
Liturgy for Palm Sunday in English as Word- or pdf-File.

Recording of the ELMinar in German (translation) and English.

Pictures of Procession of Christ Church in Coimbatore (India) on Palm Sunday.

Pastor S. Dhanaraj from the Evangelical Lutheran Tamil Church in India provided this text.

Maundy Thursday

Liturgy for Maundy Thursday in German as Word- or pdf-File.
Liturgy for Maundy Thursday in English as Word- or pdf-File.

Recording of the ELMinar in German (translation) and English.

Pictures of Maundy Thursday Service in Cape Town 2023.

Pastor Sybil Chetty from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in South Africa (Cape Church) provided this text.

Good Friday

Liturgy Service on Good Friday in German as Word- or pdf-File.
Liturgy Service on Good Friday in English as Word- or pdf-File.

Recording of the ELMinar in German and English (translation).

Further Resources for Service on Good Friday including the presentation.

Dr Soraya Heinrich-Eberle, church musician and Doctor of Theology from the Evangelical Church of the Lutheran Confession in Brazil, provided this text. Currently she serves a congregation in Honduras.

Easter

Liturgy Service for Easter in German as Word- or pdf-File.
Liturgy Service for Easter in English as Word- or pdf-File.

Recording of the ELMinar in German (translation) and English.

Further Impressions from Services in Malawi.

Provided by Innocent Kaphinde, composer and musician from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Malawi.

 

One more hint:

If one or two things in the order of service are not self-explanatory, this is because the order of service was designed for the online seminar series and was also discussed there. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me directly.

I hope you enjoy trying out some of these elements in your local church services. I look forward to hearing about your experiences.

Contact:

Secretary for theological education and training in Churches International
Bradn Buerkle
Phone +49 (0)5052 69-293
b.buerkle(at)elm-mission(dot)net