Arrive - 9.45am
Depart - 4.30pm
Some churches read a complete gospel passion narrative as part of their Good Friday observance, but even this does not allow any close study of the text. Devotional services at the cross can allow a more detailed reflection, but their purpose is more meditative. Luke provides a distinctive account of the passion of Jesus. His narrative follows the same broad outline as the other gospels, but includes events that only he recounts – Jesus’ interrogation by Herod, the dying thief, the road to Emmaus, etc. A central theme is Jesus’ innocent and righteous suffering, and his ultimate vindication. The study day provides an opportunity to engage with the text at a deeper level.
Graham Cray is an Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of York. Before retirement he was the Archbishops’ Missioner leading the Fresh Expressions Team, previously Bishop of Maidstone, Principal of Ridley Hall Theological College and Vicar of St Michael le Belfrey church in York.
Led by Bishop Graham Cray
Cost: £25 to include lunch and all refreshments