York Minster prepares for Easter

York Minster prepares for Easter

York Minster prepares for Easter

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YORK Minster is preparing for one of its busiest times as Easter approaches and York’s tourist season begins.

The Minster is about to host some of the most important services in the church’s calendar through Holy Week and Easter, and is getting ready to welcome worshippers and sightseers, the Minster’s Nicola Bexon said.

On Palm Sunday, April 13, the traditional processions will head from the Mansion House to the Minster, when clergy, choristers and congregation will all join Joey the donkey to mark the start of Holy Week.

In the build up to Easter the Minster is at its most exposed as the tapestries and altar cloths are removed for Lent, but from Saturday, April 12, visitors can visit the Easter garden installed in the Minster, with three crosses set amongst flowering bulbs and plants.

From Palm Sunday free Easter trails will help children and adults explore different parts of the Minster and uncover some of the cathedral’s hidden treasures.

There will also be “reflection points” set up around the Minster to help them to discover the Easter story, Bible readings at 11am and 3pm every Wednesday until April 16, and a series of concerts running until April 11.

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4:02pm Tue 1 Apr 14

Pinza-C55 says...

I hope nobody is working on the Sunday.
Exodus 35:2 ESV
Six days work shall be done, but on the seventh day you shall have a Sabbath of solemn rest, holy to the Lord. Whoever does any work on it shall be put to death.
Numbers 15:32 While the Israelites were in the desert, a man was found gathering wood on the Sabbath day. Those who found him gathering wood brought him to Moses and Aaron and the whole assembly, and they kept him in custody, because it was not clear what should be done to him. Then the LORD said to Moses, “The man must die. The whole assembly must stone him outside the camp.” So the assembly took him outside the camp and stoned him to death, as the LORD commanded Moses.
Maybe these could be among the bible readings in the Minster?
I hope nobody is working on the Sunday. Exodus 35:2 ESV Six days work shall be done, but on the seventh day you shall have a Sabbath of solemn rest, holy to the Lord. Whoever does any work on it shall be put to death. Numbers 15:32 While the Israelites were in the desert, a man was found gathering wood on the Sabbath day. Those who found him gathering wood brought him to Moses and Aaron and the whole assembly, and they kept him in custody, because it was not clear what should be done to him. Then the LORD said to Moses, “The man must die. The whole assembly must stone him outside the camp.” So the assembly took him outside the camp and stoned him to death, as the LORD commanded Moses. Maybe these could be among the bible readings in the Minster? Pinza-C55
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5:26pm Tue 1 Apr 14

nearlyman says...

Wow...what a headline...york minster prepares for Easter!! A statement of the blindingly obvious if ever there was. Does anyone expect them to do otherwise ?......what next....'chef prepares a meal ' !
Wow...what a headline...york minster prepares for Easter!! A statement of the blindingly obvious if ever there was. Does anyone expect them to do otherwise ?......what next....'chef prepares a meal ' ! nearlyman
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