"The Internet Passion"


On Good Friday, Rev Dr Robin Hill, minister for Gladsmuir and Longniddry parish churches in East Lothian and member of the much-loved Heart & Soul Swing Band, will be hosting ‘The Internet Passion’; a combination of Bible readings, music and narration. Its purpose is to present St Mark’s account of Holy Week in a new light.

The original intention had been to mark Good Friday with a large-scale event with the 20-piece Heart & Soul Swing Band, combining Bible readings, dramatic narrations and an original set of 12-bar blues instrumentals, entitled ‘The Blues Passion’, before the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted their plans.

Now, Robin has come up with creative high-tech ways of combining contributions from a variety of musicians, sound engineers, singers and church members.

“It’s been quite a journey,” said Robin.

“Everyone involved in creating ‘The Internet Passion’ hopes that listeners near and far will feel part of a wider congregation as, together, we walk the way of Jesus through the story of Holy Week.”

‘The Internet Passion’ will be available from Good Friday on the Longniddry Parish Church website.

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