Scenes from the Easter Trail

By Magheragall Methodist Church


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An intrepid reporter led his band of Jesus-seekers from the newsroom in the foyer of Finaghy Methodist Church to the gates of Jerusalem where a street seller told them about the events of Palm Sunday. Then it was up the road to Lowe Memorial Church Hall to interview the owner of the Upper Room. Next stop was the outdoor Garden of Gethsemane and an encounter with a representative of the religious authorities who announced that Jesus had been arrested in the interests of Law and Order. Then it was on to the Chief Priest’s courtyard to stand by the glowing embers of a brazier, witness Peter’s denial of Christ and the bitter tears that followed. On we went to listen in on an interview with Pontius Pilate. Gathered between discarded signs saying ‘Free Barabbas’ and ‘Crucify him’, the group heard this plausible ruler do his best to justify the condemnation of an innocent man. Jesus’ subsequent crucifixion had clearly unsettled the Centurion we encountered back down the road on the …read more

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