The powerful liturgies of Holy Week invite us to make a spiritual journey. Day by day, we follow Jesus’ footsteps: his triumphal entry into Jerusalem; his washing of the disciples’ feet at the Last Supper; his vigil in the Garden of Gethsemane; and his arrest, trial, and crucifixion.
Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday: March 29
(8am, 10:30am, 5:30pm)
Holy Week begins: after a joyful palm procession, we hear St. Matthew’s somber Passion Gospel.
Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday: March 30 to April 1 (5:30pm)
Simple spoken Eucharist with silent meditation. Held in the chapel, on the corner of Ninth and Lincoln.
Maundy Thursday: April 2 (12 noon and 7pm)
Our noonday service highlights the Last Supper, while the evening liturgy focuses on Jesus’ washing of the disciples’ feet and concludes with the stripping of the altar for Good Friday. Both services include Holy Communion.
The Watch: April 2− April 3 (8:00pm to 12 noon)
For many Christians, keeping watch before the Blessed Sacrament is a treasured Holy Week devotion. The Watch begins after the 7pm Maundy Thursday service, and lasts until the beginning of the noon Good Friday service.
Good Friday: April 3 (12 noon and 7pm)
The Episcopal liturgy for Good Friday includes the reading of St. John’s Passion Gospel, veneration of the cross, and communion from the reserved Sacrament.