Christ's Seven Last Words

‘Christ’s Seven Last Words’ is a production of the University Church in Oxford, featuring Professor Graham Ward, Regius Professor of Divinity.  Each evening during Holy Week, we will release a meditation on the seven last words of Jesus Christ. In these meditations, Professor Ward will explore the mystery of the cross and the drama of our salvation.

Music sung by the University Church Choir.
Sound design by Ana-Maria Niculcea.

“Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.”

In this first episode, Professor Graham Ward reflects on the words, ‘Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do’.

‘This day you will be with me in paradise’

In this second episode, Professor Graham Ward reflects on the words, ‘This day you will be with me in paradise’.

'Woman, behold your Son’

In this third episode, Professor Graham Ward reflects on the words, ‘Woman, behold your Son’.

In this fourth episode, Professor Graham Ward reflects on the words, ‘“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”

In this fifth episode, Professor Graham Ward reflects on the words, 'I thirst’.

In this sixth episode, Professor Graham Ward reflects on the words, ‘It is finished’

In this seventh and final episode, Professor Graham Ward reflects on the words, ‘Father, into thy hands I commit my spirit.

Holy Week and Easter at the University Church
Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday
10.30am Sung Eucharist 
Preacher: Professor Sarah Mortimer

Compline

On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of Holy Week, a short service of Compline (Night Prayer) will be sung in the Chancel at 8.00pm, with a short address. 

 

Maundy Thursday

20.00 Sung Eucharist of the last Supper

Preacher: Professor Graham Ward

Good Friday

10.30am - Stations of the Cross

2.00pm - The Good Friday Liturgy
Preacher: Professor Graham Ward

Easter Sunday

8.30am - Holy Eucharist
Preacher: The Revd Dr William Lamb

10.30am - Sung Eucharist
Preacher: The Revd Dr William Lamb

There is now a waiting list for the 10.30am service on Easter Day. If you would like to attend, please register on the waiting list or alternatively, register for the 8.30am Holy Eucharist.