Holy Week

This year will still be slightly different due to COVID-19, but we will continue to celebrate Holy Week and Christ’s resurrection! Our services will be livestreamed via Facebook and posted to our website afterward.

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For Holy Week this year, we are excited to welcome our guest preacher, Jeremy Davies. Mr. Davies graduated with degrees in English and Theology from Cambridge University and after a curacy in the East End of London spent eleven years as a university chaplain, first at Queen Mary, University of London, and then as Senior Chaplain at Cardiff University and the Polytechnic of Wales. In 1985 he became Canon Precentor of Salisbury Cathedral – a post which he held for over twenty-six years until his retirement in 2012. During his ministry he has become well known as a preacher, hymn-writer, and scriptwriter; broadcaster, spiritual director, and lecturer (especially on Anglican spirituality, apologetics and art, and theology) conductor of retreats and quiet days. His book In Season and out of Season on the art of sermon creation was published in 2014. He has directed The Way of the Cross throughout the UK and has been a consultant to many other productions of this large-scale Passion pageant. Since his retirement, he has ministered in a parish in St Louis, Missouri, and also for two years as interim chaplain at his old Cambridge college. He is currently researching for a doctorate on the novels of the British author Iris Murdoch.

Palm Sunday

March 28th
10AM (Holy Eucharist) – via Livestream

We remember the excitement when Jesus returned to Jerusalem for the last time.

**Visit our livestreamed services page for the recording of the Palm Sunday service**

Maundy Thursday

April 1st
7:30PM (Holy Eucharist, with Procession to the Altar of Repose) – via Livestream

We remember Jesus’ last meal with his friends, and his bold commandment to love one another as he loves us. All are welcome to come forward to have their feet washed and to offer the same care for another. It is the first day of what is called the Holy Triduum, which is the three days preceding a major feast day, in this case Easter Sunday.

**Visit our livestreamed services page to participate in the Maundy Thursday service**

Good Friday

April 2nd
12:00PM (Stations of the Cross) – via Zoom
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89605612843?pwd=b000Z3ZTZm5OOVh2Q1EraUoycXQwZz09
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7:30PM (Liturgy of the Day, with Veneration of the Cross) – via Livestream

Many Christians around the world observe Good Friday on the Friday before Easter Sunday. It commemorates Jesus Christ’s Passion, crucifixion, and death.

The name Good Friday is entirely appropriate because the suffering and death of Jesus, as terrible as it was, marked the dramatic culmination of God’s plan to save his people from their sins.

**Visit our livestreamed services page to participate in the Good Friday evening service**

The Great Vigil of Easter

April 3rd
7:30PM (Holy Eucharist) – via Livestream

This is a special kind of service, intended as the first celebration of Easter.

The new fire is lit. The Paschal Candle is then lighted from the newly kindled fire.

**Visit our livestreamed services page to participate in the Great Vigil service**

 

Easter Day

April 4th
10AM (Holy Eucharist) – via Livestream

The feast of Christ’s resurrection!

**Visit our livestreamed services page to participate in the Easter Day service**

Easter Communions:
From 12:30 to 1:30pm on Easter Day, we will be administering communion outside, on the patio between the church and Lion’s Hall. The Hosts will have been consecrated that morning, at the Easter Day liturgy. Watch the livestream, join us for  the Zoom coffee hour, and then make your way to church for communion.
Below are some further details and guidelines designed to ensure everyone’s safety:
-Masks are required at all times
-Please keep a six-foot distance from others at all times.
-We are required to keep one-way entrances and exits. The entrance will be on Bancroft, just uphill from the door to the church offices, along the side of the Parish Hall. The exit will be towards Ellsworth, down the steps from the patio.
-When you receive the Host, proceed a few steps away to the designated station; once there, you may remove your mask and consume the Host. Then put your mask back on before continuing.
-Benches and chairs will be available for sitting to pray after you have received communion.
-We are required to say, please refrain from socializing with one another afterward; we know this will be hard to do! But it will help to keep everyone as safe as possible, and we hope it also helps to cultivate an atmosphere of prayer.
-At various points, volunteers will be on hand to help direct you.