Easter 2023 – Holy Saturday

How can we sing the Lord’s song in a strange land?

How can we sing the Lord’s song?   The Psalms are the songbook of the Bible and Jesus himself prayed these songs. For the exiles in Babylon there is no temple, but Yahweh still speaks. When we breathe deeply and let our shoulders drop, the song of the Lord can begin to emerge. When paradox no longer frustrates us, but instead lures us in closer with the promise of wonder, the sense of the presence of Jesus can reveal a new song. When we encounter Jesus in the dark of the tomb, the dark is no longer an enemy, and we remember – Sunday is coming.

Talk 3 – How shall we sing the Lord’s song?


1. Hebrews 11:1 describes the tension between external reality and internalhope. How would you articulate that tension for yourself at this time? Is there a tension between your internal reality and your internal hope?

2. When you are in distress, where in your body do you tend to feel it? Where does pain, tension or inflammation tend to center? 

3. When you recall a time of deep attachment with Jesus, where do you feel it in your body? What are the sensations?


Each day we will invite you to use a psalm as a stimulus for creativity.

On Good Friday take time to reflect on Psalm 98 – using the instructions below.

Easter Vigil 2023

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Northumbria Community does not ask for a fee to cover the costs of providing resources, such as these Easter materials. However, we are a registered charity and are always grateful for donations that support the life and work of the wider Community as a whole. If you would like to encourage us in this way, you can follow the link below to make a donation. 

Thank you and we pray your Easter journey is marked with God’s song!  

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