Holy Week Schedule 2018
Palm Sunday, March 25, 9:00 a.m. service ~ Palm Sunday begins Holy Week. It is a time when we journey with Jesus to the Cross by experiencing Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem for the Passover festivities. The crowds welcomed Jesus with songs, Hosannas and palm branches. The service goes from a joyful tone to the dramatic reading of the Passion.
Maundy Thursday, March 29, 7:00 p.m. service ~ Maundy Thursday’s commemoration of the Last Supper Jesus had with his disciples and His mandate “to love as He loved” is demonstrated through Jesus’ washing His disciples’ feet. The service ends in silence as the altar is “stripped”, the aumbry, where the reserved sacrament is kept, is left empty and open. The aumbry candle which is always burning to signify the presence of Christ – is extinguished until the Easter Vigil or the first service of Easter.
Good Friday – March 30, 1:00 p.m. Ecumenical Service – Stations of the Cross held at St. Michaels Catholic Church, St. Michael’s Rd., Mt. Airy.
7:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist with Reserved Sacrament at St. Paul’s
Easter Vigil, Saturday, March 31, 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s ~ Community service with St. James, Mt. Airy and Grace, New Market.
Easter Day, April 1, 9:00 a.m. Service of the Resurrection, is the most high holy day in Christendom. It is a joyful celebration of Jesus’ resurrection and the promise of eternal life. Bring keys, chimes and bells to ring with the Easter Alleluias.
Following the Easter Service, there will be a brunch.