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Lent and Holy Week 2022

EASTER LILIES ON SALE NOW

They are $12.00 each. The cut off for orders is Palm Sunday, April 10. If you would like to order Easter Lilies please email execcoordinator@cectx.org and include the number of Lilies and if it is in honor, remembrance or in celebration of someone and include the name(s) you would like listed.

PALM SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 2022

The liturgy of the palms is the entrance rite for the service. The congregation gathers at the church and processes after the blessing of the branches of palm or other trees. The liturgy of the palms includes a reading of one of the accounts of Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem. Services begin at 8:00 and 10:30 AM.

 

TENEBRAE, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 2022

The distinctive ceremony of Tenebrae includes the use of fifteen lighted candles, often set on a special triangular stand. One candle is extinguished as each of the fourteen appointed psalms is completed. The fifteenth candle, symbolic of Christ, is left lit at the end of the final psalm, as a sign of the light still shining in the darkness. The service begins at 7:00 PM.

 

MAUNDY THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2022

Commemorates the foot washing and the institution of the Holy Eucharist. The service begins at 7:00 PM.

 

ALTAR OF REPOSE AND THE WATCH, THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2022 through FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2022

A period of ‘staying awake’ before the Blessed Sacrament on the night of Maundy Thursday at the ‘Altar of Repose’ in prayer

GUIDED STATIONS OF THE CROSS, FRIDAY, APRIL 15 

Walking the stations of the cross imitates the practice of visiting the places in Jesus’ Passion in the Holy Land by early Christian pilgrims. The service begins at Noon.

 

GOOD FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2022

The Friday before Easter Day, on which the church commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus. It is a day of fasting and special acts of self denial. The service begins at 7:00 PM.

HOLY SATURDAY SERVICE, APRIL 16, 2022 at 9:30 AM

 

EASTER VIGIL, SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 2022

The primary celebration, the Great Vigil, begins in darkness, with the lighting of the Paschal candle, with scripture and prayer. The service begins at 7:00 PM.

 

EASTER SERVICE AND EGG HUNT, SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 2022

The feast of Christ’s resurrection. The services begin at 8:00 and 10:30 AM.

Easter egg hunt for children, from toddler age through 6th grade following the 10:30 AM service. Children should bring their basket and join the fun!