Easter Resurrection – Events and Theology

By Rev Dr Andy Byers, lecturer in New Testament, Cranmer Hall, St John’s College, Durham University Easter – historical events and theological significance OVERVIEW The Christian celebration of Easter commemorates the resurrection of Jesus. Though he was crucified, his tomb was found empty on the third day, after which he appeared to many of his […]

Basic Guide to Good Friday

By Helen Bond, Professor in Christian origins at the University of Edinburgh THE BROADER BACKGROUND Good Friday comes almost at the end of what Christians call Holy Week. It starts with Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem on the back of a donkey to cheering crowds (Palm Sunday) and ends with the story of the empty […]