Easter at the Ring of Brodgar


Easter service this morning, held at the ancient Ring of Brodgar.


At 8:30am, the weather was sunny and fantastic. Highly unusual.


A small band led us in some hymns.


“People were gathering here at the time of Abraham” [intro comments]

The guy on the radio was hilarious. He commented, tongue-in-cheek, that the believers were celebrating Easter at the Ring of Brodgar, while the Druids were celebrating in the Cathedral. ha. ha. ha.


We heard the story of Jesus dying and rising from the dead.


We prayed around the ring. Our family picked a stone to pray on.


We prayed for the fire from the north to come down.


This was the first time believers have celebrated Easter at this site.


We should TOTALLY do it again next year – its a great idea.


After the service, people came down for coffee and bacon rolls.


Fiona Cowan hands out coffee. This event was her idea.


The seals were hanging out with the swans next to the Ring.


From Orkney Islands, we say to you . . . . “Christ has risen!”

and you say . . .


Andrew Jones has been blogging since 1997. He is based in San Francisco with his two daughters but also travels the globe to find compelling stories of early stage entrepreneurs changing their world. Sometimes he talks in the third person. Sometimes he even talks to himself and has been heard uttering the name "Precious" :-)


  • The sun is just peaking over the horizon here in Denver. Thank you for the pictures from your corner of the planet! Just as you and your family have circled the Ring of Brodgar…it’s wonderful to think fellow believers are circling the globe with “He is risen! HE IS RISEN INDEED!!!”

  • He is risen indeed!
    Man, it seems that a lot of people are beginning to follow the Celtic monks to worship “in the elements”. We (not Celts, mind you) also gathered for a so called Sunrise service on the beach of the Baltic sea where we had liturgy of the word – readings and songs. This was followed by liturgy of the table – pastor’s scrambled eggs 🙂 et al and the Communion – at the more usual place, in Simon-Dach-House, the German society facilities where we rent.
    Happy Easter!

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