Richard and I attended the Stations of the Cross service at 10 o’clock this morning at St. James’ church in the village of St. James South Elmham.
“He was despised and rejected by others;
a man of suffering and acquainted with infirmity;
and as one from whom others hide their faces
he was despised, and we held him of no account”
Isaiah 53 v 3
I attended a Devotional Hour service at midday today at St. Michael and All Angels’ church in the village of St. Michael South Elmham.
“Surely he has borne our infirmities and carried our diseases;
yet we accounted him stricken, struck down by God, and afflicted.
But he was wounded for our transgressions, crushed for our iniquities;
upon him was the punishment that made us whole, and by his bruises we are healed.
All we like sheep have gone astray; we have all turned to our own way,
and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.”
Isaiah 53 vv 4-6
Richard and I attended the Evening Prayer service at 2 o’clock this afternoon at St. Lawrence church in the village of Ilketshall St. Lawrence.
“He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth;
like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and like a sheep that is before its shearers is silent,
so he did not open his mouth.
By a perversion of justice he was taken away.
Who could have imagined his future?
For he was cut off from the land of the living,
stricken for the transgression of my people.
They made his grave with the wicked and his tomb with the rich,
although he had done no violence, and there was no deceit in his mouth.”
Isaiah 53 vv 7-9