As we enter Holy Week, we wanted to share some resources for the days leading up to Easter. We especially tried to choose resources that may help you enter into worship and reflection in a moment when most of us cannot gather together in person as usual. Our hope is that these resources, including visual art, a dance performance, and poetry, will help you find a deeper experience of Christ’s death and resurrection this year.
Wednesday: An online art exhibition with commentary written for this day of Holy Week, from The Visual Commentary on Scripture (scroll down to Wednesday if you are reading it later in the week but still want to see this reflection)
Thursday: Maundy Thursday Part 2, Lament, dance for this day from Ekklesia Contemporary Ballet (scroll down page until you reach it)
Good Friday: Sonnets by Malcolm Guite
Holy Saturday: Making the Second City Church Lenten Cross by Ted Prescott
Easter Sunday: An Easter poem by David Parry
Image credit: Bartolo, Andrea di, -1428. Resurrection of Christ, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN.http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=55333 [retrieved April 8, 2017]. Original source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Andrea_di_Bartolo_-_The_Resurrection_-_Walters_37741.jpg.
About the author:
Dr. Hannah Eagleson loves building the ecosystem Christian scholars need to flourish and create positive impacts, in the university and beyond. She is Associate Director of InterVarsity’s Emerging Scholars Network, a digital first ministry serving thousands of early career Christian scholars. Dr. Eagleson launched the ESN student/early career track at the American Scientific Affiliation annual faith and science conference. She is the editor of *Science and Faith: Student Questions Explored* (Hendrickson, 2019), and the one-semester guidebook *Scholar’s Compass: Connecting Faith & Work for Academics* (InterVarsity Emerging Scholars Network, 2021), with design by noted liturgical artist Ned Bustard. She also launched the Scholar's Compass online devotional series in her previous role as ESN Editor. Dr. Eagleson holds an MA from St. John’s College (Annapolis, MD) and a PhD in Renaissance literature from the University of Delaware.