English Presbytery Holy Week Convention 2021

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English Presbytery Holy Week Convention 2021

The Holy Week is organized by the English Presbytery. The theme is the "The Cross" from Psalm 22-23.

By English Presbytery

When and where

Date and time

Wed, 31 Mar 2021 20:00 - Fri, 2 Apr 2021 12:00 +08


ARPC@Adam 25 Adam Rd Singapore, 289894 Singapore

About this event

31 March, Wednesday Night - Psalm 22:1-21


Holy Week, or Passion Week, reminds Christians particularly of the passion i.e. suffering of Jesus the Christ that culminated in his death by crucifixion on (what we now call) Good Friday. Whilst hanging on the Cross, Jesus is recorded as crying out in anguish “My God, why have you forsaken me?” This “cry of dereliction” echoes the cry in Psalm 22:1. Since Jesus on the Cross identified with the sufferer in Psalm 22, it may be instructive for us to meditate on the experience of suffering & scorn described in verses 1-21 of the psalm.

1 April, Thursday Night - Psalm 22:22-31


But Jesus on the Cross also cries out "Father, into Your hands I commit my spirit." And the final third of Psalm 22 also portrays a strong tone of Praise in the midst of the Pain.

2 April, Friday Morning - Psalm 23:1-6


Psalm 23 describes Faith in God as a good Shepherd "even when I walk through the darkest valleys", and on the Cross we see Jesus, who is elsewhere described as a good shepherd himself, confronting the Fear of this darkest valley.

Bishop Dr Gordon Wong has been married to Lai Foon for 32 years, and they have two children, Deborah (30) and Jeremy (26). He was the Bishop William F Oldham Professor of Old Testament at Trinity Theological College where he taught Old Testament, Hebrew and Homiletics for 17 years. He began pastoral ministry in 1986 and served as the President of the Trinity Annual Conference for 8 years till he was consecrated as Bishop of The Methodist Church in Singapore in December 2020. He holds a BA (Honours) from the London School of Theology and a PhD from the University of Cambridge. His publications include a book on the relevance of Christian faith (God Makes Sense), Old Testament commentaries on the books of Daniel (Faithful to the End), Habakkuk (God, Why?), Isaiah (The Road to Peace: Pastoral Reflections on Isaiah 1-12), Ruth (The Power of Love) and an academic monograph entitled Foolish Leaders and the Will of YHWH: Editorial Effects in Isaiah 19. He tries to keep fit by playing golf weekly with his 98-year- old dad!

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