Holy Week in Chartres (7): Christ is Risen!

Christ’s resurrection is our hope. Easter services, images, and encounters fill me with its joy.

Easter Vigil at Chartres Cathedral by Jill K H Geoffrion
Light during the Easter Vigil at Chartres

My Prayer:

Risen One, May my joy flow out in service to you. May Your resurrection continue to bear fruit in our world that is so full of death and suffering.

Tim and Jill Geoffrion after the Ecumenical Office de la Lumiière in Chartres
Geoffrions after participating in the Evening Ecumenical Easter Service in the Chartres Cathedral

Scriptural Touchstone: 

But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb, taking the spices that they had prepared. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in, they did not find the body. While they were perplexed about this, suddenly two men in dazzling clothes stood beside them. The women were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen. Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be handed over to sinners, and be crucified, and on the third day rise again.” Then they remembered his words, and returning from the tomb, they told all this to the eleven and to all the rest. Now it was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the other women with them who told this to the apostles. Luke 24:1-10 (NRSV)

Icon of the Resurrection at Chartres by Jill K H Geoffrion
Icon of the Resurrection in the Choir of the Chartres Cathedral

Invitation To Pray:

As you contemplate the meanings of Christ rising from the dead, what prayers are emerging in your body, mind, heart, and imagination? Pray them now.

CCN prayer stations in Chartres Cathedral by Jill K H Geoffrion
Writing prayer requests in the Chartres Cathedral on Easter afternoon

Photos: Easter joy in  the Chartres Cathedral in France.

Other posts in this series:

Holy Week in Chartres (1): Palm Sunday
Holy Week in Chartres (2): Mary Prepares Jesus for His Death
Holy Week in Chartres (3): The Blessing of the Oils
Holy Week in Chartres (4): Jesus’ Last Meal with His Disciples
Holy Week in Chartres (5): Jesus on the Cross
Holy Week in Chartres (6): Holy Saturday


Jill K H Geoffrion

Serving as a contemplative Christian minister and artist by compassionately and creatively inspiring others to seek a deeper relationship with God and a more meaningful life of service.



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