Holy Week at PVN

To commemorate Holy Week, a sacred week for Christians beginning on Palm Sunday and ending the evening before Easter, residents of Presbyterian Village North (PVN) enjoyed the opportunity to attend special services in Monie Chapel to worship and celebrate their faith. Maundy Thursday service, focused on the act of remembering, recalled the Passover, when death passed over the houses of the Jewish people during the tenth plaque, as well as recounted the last day of the Savior’s life where He prepared His disciples to remember who He was and why He came to save and serve through the observance of the Last Supper. During the Thursday service, residents were also invited to share in the Lord’s Supper, a blessed celebration remembering Christ’s extraordinary sacrifice through the common items of bread and wine.

Residents also attended Good Friday services, recounting Christ’s betrayal and crucifixion. The service, focusing on prayer and reflection, reminded congregants of the suffering Jesus endured on the road to cross, as He bore the sins of the world.

Denise Odom, Director of Spiritual Life at PVN shared, “The Spiritual Care staff and several residents helped PVN observe Holy Week with services in Independent Living and Assisted Living. Holy Week is an important time in the life of Christians because we gather to celebrate the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. We are encouraged as we remember his actions, reflect on his messages and recommit ourselves to live as Christ’s disciples in our world today.”

In addition to these Holy Week services, the first ever interfaith Passover Seder meal will be observed at PVN on the afternoon of April 11, with more than 50 residents and teammates expected to attend. The Passover Seder meal is a special feast, filled with symbolism, recounting the escape from slavery and journey to freedom for the Jewish people. Click here to read more about PVN’s first Passover Seder.

For more information about Faith-based activities available to PVN residents, please contact Denise Odom, Director of Spiritual Life, at (214) 355-9644 or via email.