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On Tuesday we will be publishing a new book for Holy Week – The Sun Slowly Rises, which has been put together by Neil Paynter from the contributions of many members, associates and friends of the Iona Community. We hope you find it inspiring and useful.

Photo: Port Ban meander © David Coleman

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Published this week

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The Sun Slowly Rises

Readings, reflections and prayers for Holy Week from the Iona Community

Neil Paynter

Bible readings, reflections and prayers for the days of Holy Week, and a large section of resources, including ‘Prayers on the seven words from the Cross’, ‘A service of lamentation to liberate us for action’, poems, meditations, and reflections …

The sun slowly rises on city streets where saints trail and spread God’s light. The sun slowly rises in Glasgow classrooms where folk teach English as a second language to refugees and asylum seekers. The sun slowly rises at islands for world peace and over Iona Abbey … It rises in houses of hospitality, in the work of organisations like Church Action on Poverty, in Spirit-filled churches everywhere from Taipei to Orkney, at demos in solidarity with those suffering unjust taxation and benefit cuts. The sun slowly rises at climate marches around the globe. The sun slowly rises at Faslane submarine base where protesters sing and waltz the dance of life and blockade death and pray for the day when all nuclear weapons will be abolished …

The sun slowly rises …

Feel it on your face and hands and
in your heart
Spring is coming

The light shines in the darkness
and the darkness will never put it out

In the early dawn they went to the tomb …

The sun slowly rises …

Contributors include Alastair McIntosh, Alison Swinfen, Ian M Fraser, Elaine Gisbourne, David Rhodes, Peter Millar, Stephen Wright, Bonnie Thurston, Nicola Slee, Brian Quail and other members, associates and friends of the Iona Community.

For more information and to see a sample

E-book version coming soon

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More Lent and Easter Resources

An Easter Pilgrimage download transspaser

An Easter Pilgrimage (PDF download)

Dave Broom

Digital download: A pilgrimage for the start of Holy Week, mainly in the form of dramatic scripts for each stopping point. Although based on the weekly Iona pilgrimage, it can be adapted for any local environment, including urban ones, or even be used within the church itself. Taken from the book The Cross in the Marketplace, by Dave Broom.

For more information and to see a sample

For the complete book The Cross in the Marketplace

 

The Briefest of Encounters download transspaser

The Briefest of Encounters (PDF download)

Glendon Macaulay

A guided meditation on the entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, taken from the book Dirt, Mess and Danger, by Glendon Macaulay. 2 pages.

For more information and to see a sample

For the complete book Dirt, Mess and Danger


Love Wastefully and Save the World download transspaser

Love Wastefully and Save the World (PDF download)

A liturgy for the Monday of Holy Week

Sally Foster-Fulton with Ruth Burgess

Digital download: An original liturgy for the Monday of Holy Week (based on John 12:18, Jesus anointed at Bethany), to help worshippers enter the events of Holy Week in a way relevant to modern life.

‘Some had told her that her extravagant act had been wasteful, but she didn’t agree. I mean, how can you waste love?’

7 pages

For more information and to see a sample

 

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of Holy Week download transspaser

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of Holy Week (PDF download)

Various contributors

Digital download: Worship resources for Holy Week taken from the book Eggs and Ashes by Ruth Burgess & Chris Polhill. 15 pages.

For more information and to see a sample

 

Stories for Holy Week (Cycle A) download transspaser

Stories for Holy Week (Cycle A) (PDF download)

Tom Gordon

Digital download: Modern parables for each day of Holy Week, from Passion/Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday, taken from Tom's book Welcoming Each Wonder. These stories relate to lectionary cycle A and offer reflections on life and faith that help us to be aware of familiar things in a new and imaginative way. 36 pages.

For more information and to see a sample

For the complete book Welcoming Each Wonder

 

Two Hymns for Holy Week download transspaser

Two Hymns for Holy Week (PDF download)

Pat Bennett

Digital download: Two hymns (words only) to be sung to traditional tunes – The Way: A hymn for Maundy Thursday and Easter Windows: A hymn for Easter Sunday Eve.

For more information


Writing Your Own Obituary download transspaser

Writing Your Own Obituary (PDF download)

Glendon Macaulay

Digital download: A guided exercise for reflecting on death and the fruits of death during Holy Week, taken from the book Dirt, Mess and Danger, by Glendon Macaulay. 1 page.

For more information

For the complete book Dirt, Mess and Danger

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See all Lent and Easter books

See all Lent and Easter e-books

See all downloads for Lent and Easter

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Recently published

Iona Abbey Worship Book (New revised edition) transspaser

Iona Abbey Worship Book
(New revised edition)

(Book and e-book)

The Iona Community

This new edition of the Iona Abbey Worship Book has been extensively revised and rearranged. About 80% of the text is new material which has been developed by members of the Iona Community since the previous edition.

For more information and to see a sample

For the e-book version

 

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