On Tuesday, 7th April 2020 the moon was quite bright in the sky and by Wednesday morning around 3 to 4 a.m. it was supposed to be very close to the Earth. It was cloudy so I did not capture this! This full moon is known as the Pink Moon but is also known as the Passover Moon. The Passover Moon is used by the Jews to mark the start of certain Jewish festivals. It is used by Western Christianity to decide the date for Easter. Easter celebrates the death and rising from the dead of Jesus Christ for Western Christianity. Jesus was a Jew and celebrated the Passover with the Last Supper with His disciples.
I had just finished shopping in Tottenham, London and noticed the moon. Several images were taken before I went home. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID19) there was no option of going to Alexandra Palace to get more images with a different backdrop.
“Now on the first day of the Feast of the unleavened Bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying to Him, “Where do You want us to prepare for You to eat the Passover?” ”
Matthew 26:17, The Bible, New King James Version
When I was in Israel I purchased this fine detailed wood carving of Leonardo da Vinci’s painting called The Last Supper. Jesus and His disciples were gathered together for the Passover meal but the disciples did not know then that this would be ‘The Last Supper’ with Jesus on Earth before his crucifixion.
The Last Supper is used by Christians at Church for The Lord’s Supper which is also known as Holy Communion or The Eucharist. At the Last Supper Jesus broke bread and shared wine with the disciples.
In some Christian places of worship the Eucharist is lead by the Pastor of the Church.
Other Christians are allowed to participate in The Eucharist when it is being served. Put The Eucharist in your search engine to find out more about this.
It is Good Friday. As far I know the Church doors are shut to worshippers for the majority of the Churches or places of Christian worship all over the world due to COVID19.
The pulpit is empty and the voice of the Pastor, Chaplain or Bishop has not being heard by the gathering of the Church congregation.
Not many people go to Church in this century but on Good Friday and Easter Sunday the Church is always packed.
Keep your social distance from each other but do not keep your spiritual distance from God. The first is likely to kill you or people you associate with. The latter gives you everlasting life and probably also people you associate with, if you are living a Christian life.
So what happens in Church? People come to Church to worship God. They believe there is a God.
Believers in God pray and express their praise of God by praise and worship songs.
The worship can also be expressed in dance. Dance to the Lord just like King David did!
It is also the best place to bring children so that they have the correct start in life. Jesus is the way!
Finally, the Preacher comes to the pulpit and gives a sermon to encourage the Christian believers, call to repentance those who have sinned and issue the call to be saved to those who do not know God through Jesus Christ Our Saviour. The bid is called to come to the altar to pray and you can all go home feeling better or the same. Change takes time for some and is immediate for others.
It has been over two weeks since keep your distance, stay at home, stay safe. Some of us may not have communicated with others during that time. If the Rapture was to happen you would not know if somebody has gone?
Put ‘The Rapture’ or ‘Rapture – Wikipedia’ in your search engine to find out more about this Christian Eschatological concept.
Several of the images have been blurred or modified to maintain the person’s privacy.