Holy Week is a journey. As with all journeys, you will find the most meaning when you make all the steps. We begin on Sunday, April 14th with a tease of the range of emotions we will experience. We begin that day parading around with Palm branches and shouting Hosanna as Jesus arrives in Jerusalem. Before the morning is out, we will feel the pain of Jesus’ passion.
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday provide us with the stories of the week in Jerusalem. These stories invite us to contemplate who Jesus is for us. Friendship, betrayal, faith and hopelessness all find their way into this mix of liturgies.
Maundy Thursday marks the Last Supper, the roots of what we call Communion or Eucharist today. An intimate gathering with Jesus’ closest friends. But this too will turn dark as at the end of the evening, we strip away all element of celebration. Death awaits!
Good Friday we resist the temptation to jump ahead, to skip the pain to enjoy resurrection. We sit in quiet contemplation, sadness and sorrow as we feel the nails, the whips, the humiliation. It is necessary to understand the depths of sorrow to understand the thrill of resurrection.
On Sunday, the tomb breaks open, the cry is “He is Alive!!” The hope that had been squandered, is somehow restored in God’s tender act of salvation. Come early to greet the dawn at 7:00, immerse yourself in traditional liturgy at 8:30 and it’s just a full on celebration at 10:30.
Bring your faith, your questions, your curiosity, your love for the entire week. You are welcome as you are, who you are, where you are. Come, draw near to God in a week of real life drama, unequalled in human history.
Passion Sunday with the Liturgy of the Palms – Sunday, April 14 – 8:30 and 10:30
Holy Week – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday April 15, 16, 17 – Eucharist at 7 pm
Maunday Thursday – Eucharist and Stripping of the Altar – 7 pm
Good Friday – Meditation on the Cross, the Passion Gospel and Communion from Reserved Sacrament – 11:00 am
The Sunday of the Resurrection – Sunday, April 21, 2019
- 7:00 am – Easter Sun(Son)rise Eucharist
- 8:30 am – Traditional Eucharist from the Book of Common Prayer
- 10:30 – Choral Easter Eucharist