Introducing Holy Week

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

Maundy Thursday

A week from today at Holy Communion, and in churches around the world, we will be starting a series of three services over three days that mark Holy Week. In Latin these three days are called the “Triduum” (which simply means “the three days”). These final days of Holy Week are the most sacred in […]

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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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