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Celebrating a global Easter

Martyn Payne explores how the cross of Christ is understood and interpreted around the world

Celebrating a global Easter ISTOCK

EVERY YEAR it’s becoming more and more difficult to find a religious Easter card. For most people of course, Easter is no more than a long weekend with its two bank holidays. If we add in cute bunnies and chocolate, it isn’t hard to understand why this version of Easter is much more acceptable than one celebrated with a cross and an empty tomb. After all, who wants to be reminded of torture, suffering and death at this, or indeed any time of the year?

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worship

Our faithful friends

Janice Tindale outlines a pet service with the theme of faithfulness and trust

bible study

First witness

Kay Butler interprets Mary Magdalene’s experience of the events of Easter

meditation

All things of creation

are children of the Father 

St Francis of Assisi