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The Big Question

This month’s question is: ‘What is the best depiction of the Easter story that you have seen?’
Mary Notman, balancing elder, Aberdeen: Ferryhill

“Celebrating Easter is a special time for most of us.

“I always remember a particular Good Friday service held in our Church, possibly about thirty years ago, when only a handful of people turned up to what was to be a very moving service.

“Our then minister and one of our lady elders led the service which made us feel and believe we were witnessing Easter as it happened on the day of Jesus’ crucifixion.

“They were both dressed totally in black which added to the sombreness of the occasion. Everything was just perfect for such a service.

“Once the service was over, we left the Church in silence but once outside my friend and I were so moved by everything that had taken place we burst into tears and, in fact, cried all the way home.

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Inside this month’s issue we have an unexpected Easter Feast, Jolyon Mitchell considers the impact and influence of art in telling the story of Emmaus and opening eyes. Tim Porter highlights the work of the Halo Trust, a charity involved in a key project to improve access to the site of Jesus' baptism.