Young Adults of St Francis

Make it a “Holy Week Movie Nights!”

Posted on: April 18, 2011

Why not switch it up a bit this week, during Holy Week. Why not make each night leading up to Good Friday something different, entertaining, and unifying?…Divide it up a little bit, whether it be with family, friends, or even by yourself. Why not watch a different religious film each night and/or incorporating some verses from the Bible. Here are some ideas:

Monday Night:

BEN HUR – When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge.

And/or

Read all of Proverbs Chapter 4 and reflect upon the reading

  Tuesday Night:

The Robe – Marcellus is a tribune in the time of Christ. He is in charge of the group that is assigned to crucify Jesus. Drunk, he wins Jesus’ homespun robe after the crucifixion. He is tormented by nightmares and delusions after the event. Hoping to find a way to live with what he has done, and still not believing in Jesus, he returns to Palestine to try and learn what he can of the man he killed.

And/or

Read all of Acts Chapter 28 and reflect upon the reading

Wednesday Night:

The Ten Commandments – The Egyptian Prince, Moses, learns of his true heritage as a Hebrew and his divine mission as the deliverer of his people. (Remember that you can always break this movie into two nights because it’s so long.)

And/or

Read all of Isaiah Chapter 6 and reflect upon the reading

  Thursday Night (Holy Thursday):

The Greatest Story Ever Told – The life of Jesus Christ. (If you’d like only watch Jesus’ life up till the scene of the Last Supper so as to leave the Passion for Good Friday…)

Friday Night (Good Friday):

The Passion of Christ- A film detailing the final hours and crucifixion of Jesus Christ. (Remember that the movie has very graphic images…)

or

Watching the rest of the movie The Greatest Story Ever Told from where you left off Thursday night.

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