Lent and Holy Week 2023
EASTER LILIES ON SALE THROUGH APRIL 1
Lillies are $12/ea. If you would like to order Easter Lilies please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Order forms will also be available in the narthex on Sundays.
PALM SUNDAY, APRIL 2, 2023
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 5, 2023
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 6, 2023
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 6, 2023 through FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 2023
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 7, 2023
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 7, 2023
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 8, 2023 AT 9:30 AM
EASTER VIGIL, SATURDAY, APRIL 8, 2023
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 9, 2023
The feast of Christ’s resurrection. 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!