Introducing Holy Week

In this series our rector reflects on the drama and the liturgy of Holy Week:

(For a full schedule of services for 2017, click here).

Palm Sunday

April 9, 2017

Holy Week begins with a parade. As we mark Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, we shout “Hosanna!” carrying palms and singing hymns as we make our way to the church. The palms are blessed (and often folded by children and adults into palm crosses […}

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Maundy Thursday

On Thursday evening of Holy Week, the church community gathers to remember Jesus’ last supper with his disciples. We call to mind the night that we remember week in and week out in the Eucharist, and Jesus’ words about the bread and wine: “this is my body, and this is my blood.” […]

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Good Friday

On Good Friday we remember the crucifixion. Good Friday is a stark service. The usual decorations in the church were stripped the night before. The priest and choir are vested all in black. We wait and watch with Jesus. We meditate on the death of Jesus. The service of Good Friday commemorates the death of […]

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The Great Vigil of Easter

In the dark night before Easter Morning, a fire is kindled. A voice sings out “The Light of Christ!” The people respond, “Thanks be to God.” The Easter Vigil is the holiest moment in the Christian calendar. The liturgy is otherworldly, intentionally. In the darkness, the great and saving acts of God throughout history are […]

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Easter Sunday

Easter is the most important feast in the Christian year. At Holy Communion we welcome all people to join us in the celebration. […]

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