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Cross Cultural Workshop – Easter through Middle Eastern Eyes

Cross Cultural Workshop – Easter through Middle Eastern Eyes

The Christ and Cultures Gathering is collaborating with the NSW & ACT Synod’s Uniting Mission and Education to bring to you a workshop on:

Easter through Middle Eastern Eyes.

Date: Thursday, 23 March 2017
Times: Start: 12:30 p.m. / Finish: 4:30 p.m.
Venue: Uniting Church Centre for Ministry
16 Masons Drive, North Parramatta
Cost: $10 per person + Eventbrite booking fee
Workshop Outline:

Some years ago the Sydney Morning Herald published a cartoon on Christmas Eve.  The setting was a manger scene.  The caption read: “And he will be of Middle Eastern appearance”.  The purpose of this workshop is to explore a cross-cultural understanding of Easter.

We will:

  • have a traditional Middle Eastern Lenten meal;
  • recognise how different cultures observe Easter;
  • enter into a Middle Eastern reading of the text via writings, icons and methods;
  • participate in a Passover meal;
  • consider Paul’s “word of the cross”;
  • reflect on how that “word of the cross” addressed a church which is called to “live cross-culturally, for the sake of the multicultural kingdom of God”.

Rabbi Zalman Kastel will be demonstrating the Passover Meal with explanations and time for Q&A.

“Christ the Lord is risen. Our joy that has no end.”
St John of Damascus (676-749).

Online Registrations:

Please register and pay in advance, via the online ‘Tickets’ payment and registration form that appears below.

Please Note: Registrations Close – Sun. 12 March at 11:30 p.m.