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Date posted:   Mar 16, 2022

John in Holy Week and Easter

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Fee: $30
Three Weeks

Check the course schedule for future offerings of this course.

Featuring videos with the late Rev. Daniel J. Harrington, S.J., and Rev. Thomas D. Stegman, S.J.

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. This STM Online: Crossroads course is based on a campus workshop presented in Spring 2011.


Getting Started Week: Introduction to the Course

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
  • Carrying on the Mission of Jesus (John 13-17)

Special Features

This course includes:

  • 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; and
  • A regularly updated Resources page for further study of topics discussed in this course.

All 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.
  • 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.  Note: this course is based exclusively on video content.  Transcripts of the videos are provided.

Although there is a Bible available online, you may wish to have a Bible available in hard copy also. For online Bibles, we recommend:

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., was professor of New Testament and editor of New Testament Abstracts, and Rev. Thomas D. Stegman, S.J., is associate professor of New Testament, both at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry.