Palm Sunday, April 9 8:00 and 10:00 a.m.
Holy Week begins with the pageantry of Palm Sunday. The service begins in the back of the church with the Liturgy of the Palms followed by a procession.
Maundy Thursday, April 13- 6:00 p.m. Agape Supper, Worship, and Footwashing
The Agape Feast dates back to apostolic times and is a simple meal of bread, cheese, olives, and fruit. Parishioners are asked to bring food, wine or juice to share as an example of our mutual Christian love for each other, please sign up at the back of the church. At this service we enact that commandment in the foot washing. After an invitation from the celebrant, people come forward to have their feet washed. We encourage you to take part in this beautiful ritual, a way of making Christ's call to service real. The second important theme in this liturgy is Jesus' institution of the Eucharist. The service concludes with the stripping of the altar in preparation for Good Friday.
Watch With Me- Thursday, April 13 following the stripping of the altar through daybreak.
On Thursday night, Jesus went to the garden to pray and asked his disciples to stay awake and wait with him. Shifts of one or two people will sit silently in the chapel through the night and pray with Jesus. During the stripping of the altar, a Garden of Repose, consisting of the reserved sacrament, a sanctuary candle and greenery are set up in the chapel. These represent the Garden. Please sign up for an hour or two for silent prayer and meditation though the night. Materials guiding prayer will be provided. When day breaks, the vigil ends.
Good Friday, April 14- 6:00 p.m. The Good Friday Liturgy
We mark Christ's crucifixion with the Good Friday Liturgy, which is made up of readings, hymns, prayers, and silence. The Church is bare and the ministers enter in silence. The Liturgy of the Word concludes with the dramatic reading of the Passion and the remaining reserved sacrament is consumed leaving our sacred space empty until Easter Morning.
Available at Trinity Cathedral, Davenport, Easter Vigil, Saturday, April 15 at 7:00 p.m.
Easter Sunday, April 16- 10:00 a.m. Festival Eucharist- One Service Only- 10:00 a.m.
Holy Week concludes with the greatest feast of the Christian year, the celebration of Jesus' resurrection. We mark the occasion with unbridled festivity, pulling out all the stops in our liturgy and music.