No 29 Easter 2021

Easter Joy

The Cross is the great Christian symbol. It evokes Jesus who died on a cross on the Friday before the great Sabbath of Pessah, the Jewish feast of Easter. Whereas free men condemned to death were beheaded, slaves were crucified. Pontius Pilate had thousands of men crucified. No death was deemed more abject.

Christian faith has it that the same Jesus rose from the dead on the morning of the first day after the Sabbath – which was to become the Day of the Lord, our Sunday, the first day of the Christian week. How is it then that Christians chose the Cross as their main symbol instead of an image of Christ getting out of the tomb with the full energy of the Resurrection?

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Welcome to the Abbey of Our Lady of Quarr, a monastery on the Isle of Wight, just off the south coast of England. It is home to a small group of Benedictine monks who strive to dedicate their lives to the glory of God, and whose day is characterised by prayer, work and community life.

Quarr Abbey is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Visitors are welcome to attend worship in the Abbey Church. You can visit our gardens, take refreshment in our Tea Shop and find out about the monastery in our Visitor Centre. The Farm Shop offers home grown produce and the Monastery Shop religious articles, books and souvenirs. There is a new exhibition of the work of local artists every week in the gallery.

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