Lincoln Cathedral is to be illuminated in red, white and gold lighting in the days running up to Easter.
It will be lit up in red from Palm Sunday, March 28, when Christian worshippers celebrate the triumphal entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem, to Wednesday, March 31.
The medieval landmark will then be bathed in white light from Maundy Thursday, April 1 as Christians contemplate the Last Supper and Jesus’s command to his disciples to love one another.
On Good Friday and Easter Eve, April 2 and 3, the lights will turn red as the passion, suffering and death of Christ is remembered.
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Finally, on Easter Sunday, April 4, the cathedral will be bathed in a glorious gold as the faithful celebrate the transforming effect of the resurrection and the hope offered by new life.
The Reverend Canon Nick Brown said: “Being able to mark the progress through Holy Week in such a visual way is a great aid to sharing the Easter story with everyone across the city, not just those who enter the cathedral.
“It is a way for us to join together in worship and reflection at a time when it is still difficult to come together in person, and through the lights shining across the city people can join in the events of Holy Week that will be marked with services inside the cathedral.
“Lent, Holy Week and Easter are a very important period in the Christian calendar.
“Due to the first national lockdown in March 2020, Easter services could not take place in the cathedral at all last year.
“I’m delighted that this year we will be able to welcome worshippers into the cathedral to join all of our services, as well as broadcasting many of them online.”
Social distancing and other safety measures that have been in place throughout the pandemic remain, and masks are mandatory for anyone entering the cathedral.
Visit www.lincolncathedral.com for full details of service times, and the cathedral’s Facebook page for opportunities to join online broadcast worship.