Holy Week & Easter Services
Monday and Tuesday in Holy Week, March 21 and 22, 2016
7:30 P.M. Holy Eucharist
Wednesday in Easter Week, March 23, 2106
7:30 P.M. Tenebrae
Tenebrae is a Latin word for “shadows” or “darkness.” It is a quiet service of lessons and psalms which combines the nighttime prayer services of the medieval monastery. During the service candles are gradually extinguished until the end, when there is complete darkness. This represents the departure of Jesus, the Light of the World, from our midst.
Maundy Thursday, March 24, 2016
6:30 P.M. Maundy Thursday Liturgy, beginning with supper
The word “Maundy” comes from the Latin “mandatum” meaning “commandment.” It refers to the new commandment that Jesus gives at the Last Supper, that we should love each other even as Jesus loves us. This is the night that we re-enact the Last Supper. We follow Jesus’ example and wash one another’s feet. At the end we strip the altar because that is the time that Jesus is arrested and begins his ordeal of imprisonment and torture.
NOTE: The supper, beginning at 6:30 PM, is part of this worship service.
ALSO – While you are certainly encouraged to participate in the foot-washing, this is NOT a requirement for participation in this service. You are welcome to simply watch the foot-washing if you would like to.
Good Friday, March 25, 2016
12:00 Noon and 7:30 P.M. Good Friday Liturgy
In this powerful worship service, we focus on Christ’s death upon the cross, and the redemption and salvation of the world through God’s complete self-giving act of love for us.
Easter Vigil, March 26, 2016
8:00 P.M. The Great Vigil of Easter
The Great Vigil of Easter is the culmination of Holy Week and the climax of the Christian year. The story of redemption unfolds dramatically, beginning with Genesis and leading toward the day Tof Resurrection. The service begins in the darkness, where we have been plunged by the death of Jesus Christ. We light a fire, and from that we light the Paschal Candle, representing the light of Christ. The service ends in light and glory with the first Eucharist of Easter. This is a service for those who are in search of the true meaning of Christ’s Resurrection.
Easter Day, March 27, 2016
Traditional Easter morning services celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus.
8:00 A.M. Holy Eucharist, Rite I
10:00 A.M. Holy Eucharist, Rite II