Countdown to Easter!

The Easter Series is a collection of eight episodes which have been selected to be watched on each day of Holy Week, starting with Palm Sunday and ending on Easter Sunday.

The Triumphal Entry of Jesus into Jerusalem took place on Palm Sunday when people threw palm branches on his path. This event is told in varying degree of detail in all four gospels. The narration for this event is by an unlikely character.

Fig Monday’s episode shows Lazarus telling his story of being resurrected. We do not know precisely when Lazarus was raised from the dead, but this occurrence probably wasn’t too long before the Triumphal Entry. Lazarus was a controversial figure for the Jewish authorities during this time because he was solid proof that Jesus could raise people from the dead.

Holy Tuesday’s episode shows Andrew’s story. According to John 12:21-22, after the Triumphal Entry, a number of Greeks wanted to meet Jesus. Andrew and Philip told Jesus about their request. Andrew tells of how he overcame his loneliness by introducing people to Jesus.

Spy Wednesday is an episode told by Judas. This episode is set in a time period long before Holy Week, but it will give you some insight about how Judas came to betray Jesus.

Maundy Thursday’s episode is an interpretation of the story of the vine and branches that Jesus
taught on Thursday night before his crucifixion. This interpretation is narrated by Philip the

Good Friday’s episode is told by two of the main characters of the trial of Jesus. Peter tells
about how he denied Jesus, and Pilate tells how he condemned Jesus to death on a cross.

Black Saturday’s episode is told by Joseph of Arimathea, who was very involved in the death
and burial of Jesus. Imagine how he must have felt on Saturday after burying the body of Jesus
the day before.

Easter Sunday’s episode is told by Mary Magdalene, the first person to see the resurrected
Jesus. She had been a faithful follower of Jesus since he had healed her of demon possession.

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