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Holy Week and Easter Worship Services



Holy Week — the liturgical remembrance of the events of the last week of the earthly life of Jesus — is the most sacred time of the Christian year. It begins with the Sunday of the Passion (Palm Sunday), commemorating the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, and concludes on Holy Saturday, remembering the day when the first disciples of Jesus kept the Sabbath rest after his death. It is immediately followed by Easter, celebrating the day of his resurrection from the dead. Although our Holy Week commemorations include a number of events (for example, the beautiful and solemn service of Tenebrae, or “Darkness,” scheduled for Wednesday evening), the most important three days (the Triduum) are Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter (Holy Saturday/Sunday).


This year’s Holy Week and Easter liturgies have been carefully planned as a thematic whole for those attending our bilingual, English-, and Spanish-language services. We are grateful to Rev. Dr. A. Katherine Grieb and Rev. Sarabeth Goodwin for leading this effort. Come to as much as you are able. Wonderful things are happening here, and all are welcome at every worship service!


Palm Sunday

March 24 | 10:30am 

Procession, Passion reading and Holy Eucharist


Tenebrae

Wednesday, March 27 | 7:00pm 


Maundy Thursday

March 28 | 7:00 p.m.

Maundy Thursday Liturgy (in English and Spanish) and Holy Eucharist 


Good Friday

March 29

Noon: Good Friday liturgy (in English)

7:00pm: Stations of the Cross with Veneration of the Cross (in English and Spanish)


Easter Eve Saturday, March 30 | 8:00 pm 

The Great Vigil of Easter (in English and Spanish) and Holy Eucharist

Easter choir, “Hallelujah Chorus” (from Handel's "Messiah") and Easter music


Easter Day

Sunday, March 31

10am: Prelude (organ music of Bach, Franck, Vierne and Widor)

10:30am: Worship with Holy Eucharist

Easter choir, “Hallelujah Chorus” (from Handel's "Messiah") and Easter music

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