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HOLY WEEK AT TRANSFIGURATION
The 40 days of Lent receded behind us as we face the last week leading us to the triumph of Easter. This is Holy Week. Join with us as we mark Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, the institution of The Eucharist at the Last Supper, the agony in the garden, betrayal, crucifixion, and the despair of Holy Saturday. Easter awaits but not without the journey. Please join with us as we walk the journey and let the experience transform your life.
Join us | click each event for details:
- Palm Sunday | April 2, 2023 | various times
- Eucharists for Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday | April 3 – 5 | noon
- Tenebrae | April 5 | 7pm
- The Triduum
- The Great Vigil of Easter | April 8 | 8pm
- Easter Sunday | April 9 | various times
Palm Sunday | Saturday, April 1 – 5:30pm | Sunday, April 2 – 9:00am & 11:15am
Begin Holy Week by remembering Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem, followed by the story of his Passion.
Saturday | 5:30 pm | The Table
Sunday | 9:00 am [Childcare | Livestream]
Sunday | 11:15 am – Choral Eucharist [Childcare | Incense]
Passion Experience for Children | 4:00 pm [Childcare]
Join us to re-enact the Passion story in a meaningful experience for all ages. We will travel with Jesus and his disciples during his final hours and engage in role-play and storytelling. We will share a Pizza Picnic so please register to let us know to expect you.
Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday in Holy Week Eucharists | April 3, 4, & 5 | 12:00 noon
The Holy Eucharist is celebrated on Holy Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at Noon featuring stories from Jesus’ final week.
Tenebrae | Wednesday, April 5 | 7:00 pm [Childcare | Livestream]
An adaptation of ancient monastic liturgy that features the slow extinguishment of candles and the haunting beauty of chanted psalms and laments.
The Triduum – The Three Sacred Days –
Maundy Thursday | April 6
5:00 pm – Soup Supper in Roper Hall hosted by Open Door & Racial Justice Ministries. Soup will be served from 5:00pm until 6:45pm.
5:30 pm – An age-appropriate Eucharist for children that includes footwashing and the stripping of the Altar [Childcare]
7:00 pm – An exquisite and liturgically-rich Eucharist including footwashing in obedience to Jesus’ instruction, stripping of the Altar, and procession of the Sacrament to an Altar of Repose. [Childcare | Livestream | Incense]
9:00 pm – The Watch before the Altar of Repose where volunteers keep vigil before the Sacrament throughout the night
Good Friday | April 7
12 Noon – Honor the day of our Lord’s death by hearing St. John’s Passion sung, venerating the cross, and receiving Communion from the Reserved Sacrament. [Childcare]
2:30 pm – Stations of the Cross
5:30 pm – Stations of the Cross for Children [Childcare]
Holy Saturday | April 8
8:30 am – A simple liturgy honoring the day Jesus was in the tomb.
The Great Vigil of Easter | Saturday, April 8 | 8:00 pm
The pinnacle of the Christian year, this service features the lighting of new fire in the darkness, the ancient Easter hymn “Exultet,” stories from salvation history complemented by music, baptism of three adults, and the first Alleluias of Easter. [Childcare | Livestream | Incense]
Break the Fast Feast | 10:00 pm
A joyful celebration in Roper Hall following the Great Vigil. Sign-up to contribute to the feast.
Easter Day | Sunday, April 9
9:00 am – A joyful celebration of Christ’s resurrection in a Choral Eucharist with Imperial Brass. [Childcare | Livestream]
9:15 am | Roper Hall – An Easter liturgy especially appropriate for families with young children. [Childcare]
10:30 am – Butterfly ReleaseChildren are invited to share in this Easter tradition beneath the Bell Tower. [Childcare]
11:15 am – A joyful celebration of Christ’s resurrection in a Choral Eucharist with Imperial Brass. [Childcare | Livestream | Incense]