Cathedral News, April 2, 2017


All of our Holy Week and Easter services provide a perfect opportunity to introduce a friend to the beauty of the Cathedral and to Episcopal liturgy at its best.

From Palm Sunday through Easter Day, we hear and experience the Story of Jesus’ last days on earth. Palm Sunday (April 9) is the beginning of Holy Week. It is a day that combines great joy, as we reenact Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, and great sorrow, as we hear recounted the events of his Passion and death. Palm Sunday is day that invites us to enter into the final days of our Lord’s earthly life and receive the profound lessons they contain for our lives as Christian disciples.

You are invited to attend as many of the special Holy Week services as you can in order to fully experience the joy of Easter Day.

Holy Week and Easter Schedule

April 9: Palm Sunday will have the Blessing of Palms and Eucharist at all services (8, 9, 11:00 a.m.) There will be processions during the 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. services

The annual Mediterranean Nosh will be served at 10:00 a.m.

Holy Week services:

Monday, April 10, Noon: Eucharist in the Chapel

Tuesday, April 11, 10:00 a.m.: Diocesan Mass of Collegiality, aka Chrism Mass (all are invited to attend)

Note: this service replaces the regular noon Eucharist,

Wednesday, April 12, Noon: Eucharist in the Chapel,

7:00 p.m.: Tenebrae, a journey from light to darkness in scripture and music,

Thursday, April 13, Noon: Noonday Prayers in the Chapel,

7:00 p.m.: Maundy Thursday Eucharist, including stripping the altar and procession of the Reserve Sacrament to the Altar of Repose in the Chapel of the Beloved Disciple.

Watch with Me Vigil after the liturgy (security on site all night).

Friday, April 14, Noon: Stations of the Cross

7:00 p.m.: Eucharist from reserved Sacrament.

April 15: Great Vigil of Easter at 9:00 p.m. with Kindling the Easter fire and lighting of the Paschal Candle. This beautiful service of scripture recounting our salvation history in Old and New Testament readings, enriched by music, culminates with the first Eucharist of Easter.

April 16: Easter Day services at 8:00, 9:00, 11:00 a.m. and Resurrection Party in the Garden. (Children are reminded to bring a basket.)

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