Lent & Holy Week 2023
Springfield offered a variety of online and in-person opportunities for parishioners to observe and celebrate Lent and Holy Week 2023.
“Holy Week was a journey for me,” shared Sis. Leonie Halcond. “All I could think of during early morning devotions is: Christ did it just for me.”
In addition to the written and live-streamed devotions that began on Ash Wednesday and continued throughout the entire Lenten season, special services during Holy Week provided parishioners with the opportunity for reflection, prayer and praise.
“[The sacred service on Maundy Thursday] gave me a clearer picture of what Jesus and His disciples did before he went to the Garden of Gethsemane. The experience seemingly lifted that part of the Word off the pages of the Bible,” continued Sis. Leonie, “bringing it to life, and making it more real. It was a very inspiring, Spirit-filled time of worship.”
On Good Friday, Springfield’s own Sis. Alfreda Lewis shared a powerful message on the Second Word during the Southeast Queens parish service at Brooks Memorial Church.
Sis. Leonie appreciated the reminder of God’s love. “Good Friday brought home a deeper spiritual understanding of His love for me,” she said. “Through my tears I asked Him to forgive me, and I knew then that I was fully forgiven.” The week's spiritual journey culminated on Resurrection Sunday.
Resurrection Sunday's dynamic worship experience, during which God's Anointed Dancers (GAD) ministered, was a time for everyone who participated online and in-person to revel in the power and goodness of God.
View the Resurrection Sunday service in its entirety.
GAD ministered on Resurrection Sunday.