Prayer walk held in Newport to mark Good Friday

Prayer walk held in Newport to mark Good Friday

PRAYER WALK: Worshippers walk through Newport

WALK: The event marked Good Friday

First published in News

THE vicar of a church that helps the homeless in Newport prayed for people in the city today as the country marked Good Friday.

St Paul’s vicar Reverend Justin Groves led a group of Christians on a prayer walk with a cross, stopping at places along the way including the Salvation Army building in Hill Street.

Rev Groves: “We think it is important to pray for the community.

“It is no good complaining, which is what a lot of people do.

“We want to try and make a difference ourselves, but actually there is only so much we can do. That’s why we are praying so that God will step in.”

The church in Commercial Street helps vulnerable people who are homeless or have substance abuse problems, along with the Newport-based charity Eden Gate.

Congregation member Antonia Edwards met and married her husband Chris at St Paul's church.

She said: “It is important to remind people it is Good Friday and that Easter is not about chocolates and Easter bunnies. We are talking about the real meaning of Easter.”

Fore more information, call the church on 01633 266 076 or log on to edengate.org.uk

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4:40pm Fri 18 Apr 14

Katie Re-Registered says...

Easter is a direct derivation of Eostre - which was the name of the pagan goddess of the dawn - which the ancient Britons worshipped around this time of year.
Easter is a direct derivation of Eostre - which was the name of the pagan goddess of the dawn - which the ancient Britons worshipped around this time of year. Katie Re-Registered
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10:51am Sat 19 Apr 14

deanrobertsnet says...

Katie Re-Registered wrote:
Easter is a direct derivation of Eostre - which was the name of the pagan goddess of the dawn - which the ancient Britons worshipped around this time of year.
Yeah, and Christianity took those festivals and changed them into their own to adapt to the culture. I don't see that as a bad thing. The pagan festival of Easter and the memorial of Jesus' death and resurrection don't have anything to do with each other in a way... but I think it's great that Christianity used those dates to evangelise to people a better way of celebrating a new "dawn" as it were.
[quote][p][bold]Katie Re-Registered[/bold] wrote: Easter is a direct derivation of Eostre - which was the name of the pagan goddess of the dawn - which the ancient Britons worshipped around this time of year.[/p][/quote]Yeah, and Christianity took those festivals and changed them into their own to adapt to the culture. I don't see that as a bad thing. The pagan festival of Easter and the memorial of Jesus' death and resurrection don't have anything to do with each other in a way... but I think it's great that Christianity used those dates to evangelise to people a better way of celebrating a new "dawn" as it were. deanrobertsnet
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