Holy Week spells traditional hot cross buns, sumptuous lamb dishes, Easter egg hunts, and family gatherings—of course there are also those who fast and attend in special church services—but is there more to this three to four-day long holiday? Back in the Philippines, you surely remember reading the pasyon, participating in the visita iglesia, or witnessing the senakulo. But still, are practices and observances all there is to this annual occasion?
Pastor Bong Gonzales
“No man is an island"
Pastor Jake Esperanza
26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. 27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
John 14:26-27 (NIV)
Encouraging notes from JIL Canada local church Pastors and Coordinators!
Jesus Is Lord Church is a Philippine-based, Christ-centred Full-Gospel Christian Church that is doing ministry work since 1978. It is currently present in 55 countries around the world. In 1987 Jesus Is Lord Church started its ministry work in Canada and found a home in 8 of its provinces today - British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia.