Holy Week at All Saints’ 2019
Holy Week at All Saints’ in 2019 begins on Palm Sunday, April 14, and continues with daily services beginning on Wednesday, April 17th. Holy Week concludes with our joyful celebration of the Resurrection on Easter Sunday.
Palm Sunday – April 14
8am & 10 am – Liturgy of the Palms and Holy Eucharist
At our 10 am service we shall host the Liturgy of the Palms outside Houg Hall, moving into the church for the rest of the service. This is a wonderful liturgy with both congregations reading the Passion that takes us from the height of the triumphal entry into Jerusalem to the pit of despair.
Holy Wednesday – April 17
Our Holy Eucharist and Laying on of Hands begins at 10 am on Wednesday during Holy Week. (Clergy will be at the Blessing of the Oils at the Cathedral on Tuesday.)
Maundy Thursday – April 18
6 pm – Proper Liturgy and Watch
At this celebration we commemorate the first Eucharist and the events that follow, including the washing of feet. Immediately following the service, an Agape Meal will be served by the Daughters of the King. Returning from Houg Hall to the church, the Watch at the Altar of Repose follows. This act of prayer and presence calls us to watch with our Lord for one hour, as the disciples were requested to do in the garden. However, we are called to stay awake. There is a sign-up sheet on the Houg Hall Bulletin board to participate in the Watch.
Good Friday – April 19
The Proper Liturgy for Good Friday
10 am & 12 pm — Good Friday Liturgy & Holy Eucharist
Our Good Friday Liturgy, beginning at 10 am and again at noon, is without music. Each solemn service is reflective of the events that occurred during the last day of our Lord’s life. The noon service is followed by a period for private prayer and reflection that concludes at 3 pm, when our bells will chime 33 times, representing the age of our Lord at the time of his earthly death. Come when you can. Leave when you must.
6 pm – Stations of the Cross
This service is stark, and points out the pain of the Passion and our solemn observance of it. The service is characterized by the administration of the Sacrament from the Reserved Sacrament. All the hosts are consumed and the tabernacle is left open and the candles extinguished, to remind us that this time is when our Lord is not with us.
Easter Saturday — April 20
7 pm — Easter Vigil
This is the first Holy Eucharist of Easter. It includes the lighting of the Pascal candle and the renewal of our Baptismal vows.
Easter Day – April 1
6:30 am – Sunrise Service
We begin our joyful celebration of the Resurrection with the first Eucharist of Easter at the Conkling Cross, facing the water and the rising sun.
8 am – Easter Service
The 8 am Holy Eucharist will not be accompanied by the organ and will be followed by an Easter Morning Coffee Hour after the service. The quiet of the morning and the scent of lilies are offered during this service of Holy Communion.
10 am – Easter Service
Our Senior Choir and Organist/Choir Director will lead us in worship with their excellent music, as the children bedeck the “Mite Box Cross” with flowers. After the children “discover” the buried “Alleluias,” we shall all receive communion and then join the children for the festivities in the garden. The glorious celebration of our lives together in the Risen Christ will begin a fifty-day season of explosive joy.