The Great Vigil of Easter

The Stations of the Cross again finds us walking symbolically in the footsteps of Our Lord. As we process around the stations we read short pieces of scripture and pray collects that bring us from the trial of Jesus to Golgotha and the Tomb. The Good Friday Liturgy, while not a three hour service (even if it feels like it!!!), is a solemn service that includes special prayers, a reading of the Passion, communion from the Reserved Sacrament and the opportunity for the veneration of the cross and meditation. The daytime and evening services are essentially identical, however only the daytime service will be live-streamed.

Maundy Thursday

On Maundy Thursday, we again bring body, mind and spirit into the worship of the day. We will begin the evening with a light Agapé supper at 6 PM. At 7:30 PM, we will proceed to the Maundy Thursday Liturgy. Two special things set this apart from all other services. The first is the Maundy, the ritual washing of feet that gives the day its name. The clergy wash the feet of any parishioners who come forward. It is a direct reminder of what Jesus did at the Last Supper. At the close of the service, the church and the altar are stripped of almost all ornamentation in reparation for the solemnity of Good Friday. The reserved Sacrament is taken to the Altar of Repose, the side altar which is decorated to be a reminder of the Garden of Gethsemane.

Holy Tuesday Tenebrae Service

On Palm Sunday, also known as “The Sunday of the Passion” we both literally and figuratively begin to walk through Holy Week. The service begins away from the main sanctuary. The story of the Triumphal Entry is read, palm branches are blessed, and we recall Jesus’s entry into Jerusalem by carrying the palms, singing a hymn and walking in procession to the main doors of the church which become symbolically the gates of Jerusalem. Instead of a regular reading of the Gospel, members of the congregation take part in reading the story of the last few days of Jesus’s mortal life. If you can make only one service during Holy Week, come on Palm Sunday as the music, pageantry, readings, and prayers touch on the main themes of the week.

Palm Sunday

On Palm Sunday, also known as “The Sunday of the Passion” we both literally and figuratively begin to walk through Holy Week. The service begins away from the main sanctuary. The story of the Triumphal Entry is read, palm branches are blessed, and we recall Jesus’s entry into Jerusalem by carrying the palms, singing a hymn and walking in procession to the main doors of the church which become symbolically the gates of Jerusalem. Instead of a regular reading of the Gospel, members of the congregation take part in reading the story of the last few days of Jesus’s mortal life. If you can make only one service during Holy Week, come on Palm Sunday as the music, pageantry, readings, and prayers touch on the main themes of the week.

The Fourth Sunday in Lent

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The Third Sunday in Lent

Welcome to All Saints Whether you are a first-time visitor, long-time parishioner, or somewhere in between, we are honored and enriched by your on-line presence this morning, and offer you a sincere welcome home to this parish church. Although many of us are physically apart, we are together in heart Read more…

The Second Sunday in Lent

Welcome to All Saints Whether you are a first-time visitor, long-time parishioner, or somewhere in between, we are honored and enriched by your on-line presence this morning, and offer you a sincere welcome home to this parish church. Although many of us are physically apart, we are together in heart Read more…