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John in Holy Week and Easter

Ended Apr 30, 2024

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Full course description

3-Week Course


The Gospel of John is used prominently throughout Holy Week and the Easter season in the liturgy. Explore with us what makes John's Gospel unique, the challenge of accepting Salvation, and the story of the final "hour" of Jesus's life. Fathers Harrington and Stegman artfully present on the Passion Narrative in John, through the Resurrection to a discussion on what it means for Christian disciples to carry out the mission of Jesus according to John's farewell discourses.


  • Introductory Week
  • Week 1: The Gospel of John is Different – The “Hour” of Jesus (John 12:20-33) and Can You Accept Salvation? (John 13:1-15)
  • Week 2: John’s Passion Narrative – Easter according to John and Carrying on the Mission of Jesus (John 13-17)

Special Features

  • Weekly introductions to each new topic;
  • Video segments by each presenter each week;
  • Transcripts of the videos;
  • Bonus videos from the on-campus workshop;
  • Weekly questions for reflection and discussion;
  • Resource page to use for further study;

All STM Online: Crossroads courses include these features

  • Participants have access 24 hours/7 days a week to the course's password-protected web site.
  • Each participant belongs to a small Community for Conversation and faith sharing guided by a facilitator.
  • The course site is usually available to participants at least three months after the course has ended.
  • An orientation in how to navigate the web site is always available.
  • Technical assistance is easy to contact and prompt in returning a message.
  • A Certificate of Active Participation is awarded to those who post at least three messages of substance for each week of content.

Additional Materials Needed

All materials provided in the course.

Time Commitment

A participant can expect to spend an average of approximately 3-4 hours each week. This commitment includes both the assigned reading and interaction online.

Certificate Requirement Categories

  • Sacred Scripture
  • Sacraments and Liturgy

Content Scholars

  • The late Rev. Daniel J. Harrington, S.J., professor of New Testament and editor of New Testament Abstracts, Boston College School of Theology and Ministry.
  • Rev. Thomas D. Stegman, S.J., associate professor of New Testament, Boston College School of Theology and Ministry

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