Holy Week & Easter at St. Andrew's

Schedule of Services

During the week before Easter, we gather as a community to journey with Jesus to Jerusalem and the cross, before celebrating his Resurrection. The ancient services in which we participate invite us to move away from the routine of our daily lives, and transport us, as we walk the way of the cross, to consider the love of God shown to us in the person of Jesus. We invite you observe Holy Week with us by participating in this journey.

Sunday, April 9

Sunday of the Passion

Palm Sunday with the Liturgy of the Palms at 9:00 & 11:00 am, 5:30 pm

 

Tuesday, April 11

The Way of the Cross at 7:00 pm

On this evening we retrace Jesus’ journey, from his Trial before Pilate and his walk to Golgotha, carrying his Cross, to his Death upon that Cross.

Wednesday, April 12

Tenebrae Service at 7:00 pm

An ancient service in which the lights are extinguished during the chanting of psalms of penitence and lament. Childcare available.

Thursday, April 13

Morning Prayer at 9:00 am

Maundy Thursday Service at 7:00 pm

On this night, the Church remembers Jesus’ Last Supper with his disciples. With humility, we reenact Jesus’ washing of his disciples’ feet, and we commemorate the Institution of the Lord’s Supper as we celebrate the Eucharist in obedience to his command. Childcare available.

All night Vigil at the Altar of Repose

Friday, April 14

Morning Prayer at 9:00 am

Good Friday Service at 12:00 noon

On this most solemn day, we gather at the hour Jesus hung on the cross to pray for the whole world, to venerate the cross, and to share the bread and wine consecrated the night before. Childcare available.

Downward to Darkness: Poems, Prayers, and Music for the night of Good Friday at 7:00pm

On this most solemn night, we’ll gather in the church for a time of meditation and reflection, guided by poetry and music appropriate to the occasion.

Saturday, April 15

Holy Saturday Prayers at 9:00 am

Our community gathers on this morning in a simple prayer service to remember Jesus’ descent into the Grave after which we begin to clean and prepare the Church for the Easter Celebration.

The Great Vigil of Easter at 7:00 pm

This service, traditionally begun at or after sunset, begins the celebration of the Resurrection.  Following a tradition going back to the earliest days of the church, we participate in the Blessing of the New Fire, the Liturgy of the Word, Holy Baptism, and the first Eucharist of Easter, with bells and glorious music.  Our celebration continues with a festive reception in the Undercroft. Childcare available.

Sunday, April 16

Easter Sunday Services at 9:00 am and 11:00 am

The celebration of the Resurrection continues at these festive services. Childcare available.

No Still Point service at 5:30 pm.

Monday, April 17

Parish Office will be closed.