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Introduction to Passion of Christ

Resources for Holy Week based on paintings by Nebiyu Assefa

These striking pictures by Ethiopian artist Nebiyu Assefa tell the story of Jesus’ Passion in a distinctive and moving way, and we offer them as a resource to help people of all ages engage with Jesus’ journey to the cross and beyond.


Click on the images below to view:

  • resources for meditation/reflection, sermons, talks and worship activities for all ages


  • meditations, question to reflect on and prayer activity to do with children, young people and families.

(These resources were originally published in 2019.)


Adult & All Age resources
Children & Young People resources


Artist Nebiyu Assefa’s paintings feature in Joanna Brown’s book Jesus, that interweaves the pictures with her own photos of the Holy Land to tell the story of Jesus. She links the life of Christ and his message of love and hope with her encounters with Israelis and Palestinians, and theparadoxes that she found.

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