Good Friday Happening 3 – The Betrayal

Good Friday 2021

The Good Friday Happening is an event where young people enjoy a range of activities all connected to the Easter story. From 10am until 4pm each hour on the hour we will share a range of activities with some thoughts and prayers to celebrate the story of Easter. We hope you will join in when you can and we would love to see your photos or comments , send them to ku.gro.hcruhytinirtylohnull@htuoy or message us on Facebook or YC WhatsApp.

The Betrayal

Throughout the day we are following the Holy Week story, you can find the first sessions under the news section.

Watch the story of how Jesus was betrayed

Point to Ponder

Think of playing snakes and ladders. As you progress towards your goal you can land on a snake and suddenly be back near the start. It is not always as they expect, is it? The apostles did not plan to betray their friend but it turned out they did.

During the Last Supper Jesus reveals that he would be betrayed. But it is not only Judas who will leave Jesus. He says that they will all fall away on this very night. In just a few hours they did indeed desert him.

After eating, Jesus and his disciples went to the Garden of Gethsemane. Jesus returned to this place every evening to pray so it must have been a favourite spot. Where do you like to go if you need somewhere to think or pray?

After praying Jesus went back to his friends. They were not praying like he had told them to. They were sleeping. Jesus told them to wake up. Jesus told them to wake up because a crowd of people were coming with clubs and swords. Judas, one of Jesus’ friends and disciples was bringing the people to arrest Jesus.

“How will we know which man to arrest?” the people in the crowd asked Judas.

“Jesus is my teacher. Just watch,” Judas said. “I will kiss Jesus. Then you will know which one to arrest”

Sometimes even though we try our best we don’t always do the right thing (even if we don’t mean to) but that sometimes makes it hard for other people around us. We should try not to judge others for the choices they make but we should always try to be kind and loving like Jesus asked us to be.


We hope you will join in when you can and we would love to see your photos or comments , send them to ku.gro.hcruhytinirtylohnull@htuoy or message us on Facebook or YC WhatsApp.

Activity 1 – Make a colourful cross (there are some ideas below) some origami with some coloured paper and the instructions in this video

Or you can use coloured tissue paper to make a stained glass window cross

Activity 2 – if you have a paper plate you can make an ascension scene

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Activity 3 – Read more about the stations of the cross at Holy Trinity – see if you can spot them all next time you are in church.


Respond to the words ‘yes’ and the ‘no’ by turning your thumbs up or down and repeating ‘yes’ or ‘no’.

Death, no! >THUMBS DOWN
Life, yes! >THUMBS UP, AND SO ON
Tombs, no! Gardens, yes!
Darkness, no! Morning, yes!

How things have changed,
O Resurrected One.

Crucify, no! Hosanna, yes!Fear, no! Laughter, yes!
Bad news, no! Good news, yes!

What a difference a day makes,
O Resurrected One.

Silence, no! Alleluias, yes!Mourning, no! Leaping, yes!Fear, no! Faith, yes!

You have turned everything upside down,
O Resurrected One.

God of the morning,
the love that pulled Jesus through death,
and gave him breath again,
may it give us life,
may it give us faith,
may it give us today,
and may it fill us with alleluias.

Yesterday, no! Tomorrow, yes!Calvary, no! Emmaus, yes!Sadness, no! Celebration, yes!

And may it always be,
O Resurrected One.

Remember to check back here on the hour, every hour until 4 to get involved in this year’s Good Friday Happening!