As churches have moved their worship services online in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, some have incorporated videos into their streaming presentations. One of my regular clients is Lutheran World Relief, a faith-based development and relief organization which draws much of its financial support from the Lutheran Church community in the USA. LWR commissioned these two videos to be shown during Holy Week. They highlight the integral relationship between Christian Faith and love and charity toward others.
The first piece, solemn in nature, accompanies Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, which are somber days during Holy Week in which Christians reflect on Christ’s sufferings. Bright and celebratory, the second piece accompanies Easter Sunday, marking the morning of Christ’s resurrection from the tomb.
With the exception of a couple of stock video clips I spliced in here, I used my back catalog of clips to produce these two videos. The featured photograph in this post shows a crucifix in the Jerónimos Monastery in Lisbon, Portugal.