Holy Week Services
As this week unfolds we pray that God richly blesses you as we trace the steps of Christ Jesus our Lord, with the hope that by walking with Him, we might become more like Him.
Service at 7:00pm
Maundy Thursday commemorates Jesus' time with His disciples in the Upper Room, where He instituted the Last Supper and commanded His disciples to love one another, showing them an example of servant-love by washing their feet. The word Maundy comes from the Latin word mandatum, which means command, as He commanded us both to remember His death through the Supper and to love one another with a self-giving love.
Liturgy | 7:00am & 12:00pm
Faure's Requiem | 7:00pm
At the 7:00am and 12:00pm Good Friday service, the Passion Narrative is read from the Gospels and a large wooden cross is processed and placed before the altar. The clergy and congregation kneel in silent veneration, followed by prayers that offer our confession and give thanks for the sacrificial love of God in Christ.
At the 7:00pm Good Friday service, the St. Peter's Cathedral Choir will perform Faure's Requiem.
Service at 8:30pm
The Great Vigil of Easter is celebrated on Easter Eve at 8:30pm. This is a service unlike any other in the Church's year. The first part is quiet, dark, and reflective - a continuation of the somber tone of Good Friday. However, midway through the service, the organ rumbles, bells ring (bring your own to ring!) and the light bursts forth, heralding the miraculous Resurection of our Lord!
Services at 9:00am & 11:15am
The unfettered joy of Easter Day is startling after the solemn observances of Lent and Holy Week. We rejoice that the Lord is risen! The church is full of flowers, bells, trumpets, and alleluias! This is the central feast of the Church. The celebration of the Resurrection of our Lord. This is the day that gives meaning to all our other days and so we pull out all the stops!