Holy Week Primer
Wednesday, April 13 - 6:00 PM Taizé Eucharist
Taizé prayer is a mixture of repetitive chants, Scripture readings, short spoken prayer, and periods of silence. Meditative in nature, a Taizé prayer service provides a place to "be still and know that I am God."
Thursday, April 14 - Maundy Thursday at 6 PM
Maundy Thursday is the name given to the day on which Jesus celebrated Passover with his disciples, known as the Last Supper. In remembrance of how Jesus humbled himself and washed the feet of the disciples, foot washing will be available for those who wish to participate as a powerful reminder of how we are called. We will conclude our service with the Stripping of the Altar as a powerful visual reminder and transition into the starkness of our Good Friday liturgy.
Friday, April 15 - Good Friday
7 AM Stations of the Cross
Noon The Liturgy of Good Friday
6:00 P.M. The Liturgy of Good Friday
Good Friday is the day when the church commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus. It is a day of fasting and special acts of discipline and self-denial. We begin the day with the Stations of the Cross at 7 a.m. Our noon and 6:00 P.M. liturgy include Luke's account of the Passion gospel, intercessions known as the solemn collects (dating from ancient Rome). Music will include a soloist and a cellist. Members of the vestry will carry a cross in at the end of the service to lean against the altar.
Saturday, April 16 - Holy Saturday
8 PM Easter Vigil
We begin in the courtyard with the lighting of the Easter Fire and process to the Nave to hear the story that defines us, participate in the Great Cacophony, and our first celebration of the Easter season. Please join us in the Great Cacophony by bringing a bell or noise maker. Immediately following the service join us for
champagne and chocolate.
Sunday, April 17 - Easter Day
8:00 A.M. and 10:30 AM Easter Services
Easter is the celebration of Christ's resurrection from the dead. It bears witness to God's enduring promise of eternal life. As the climax of Holy Week, Easter is a time of hope and assurance and our entrance into the Great 50 days of Easter. We have guests brass musicians that will begin a special prelude at 7:40 A.M. and 10:10 A.M.
There will be incense as usual. Don’t forget Easter Brunch immediately following the 8:00 A.M. service.