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Holy Week and Easter

In many ways, the entire Christian message is encapsulated in the eight-day period which begins on Palm Sunday, and concludes on Easter Sunday. The story of Jesus’ final week not only tells Jesus’ story, but ours as well. So come along for the journey. It will be an adventure which will change your life.

Palm Sunday

Sun., Apr. 2: On Palm Sunday, we recall Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem with palms and song, as we also have a foretaste of the sorrow to follow.

8 a.m. Spoken Mass

9 a.m. Sung Mass

11 a.m. Solemn High Mass 

11:00 Music by the Atonement Choir

Mass: Missa Brevis, Jonathan Dove    
Introit: Hosanna to the Son of David, Thomas Weelkes 
Passion: St Matthew Passion, Orlande de Lassus
Offertory: Christus factus est, Anton Bruckner
Communion: Drop, drop slow tears, William Walton
Voluntary: Benedictus, Max Reger

Maundy Thursday

Thu., Apr. 6 | 7 p.m.

On Maundy Thursday we commemorate Jesus's instructions to his followers to remember him through the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist.

Music by the Schola Choir 

Mass: Missa Brevis, Jonathan Dove; Missa quatour vocem, Domenico Scarlatti
Maundy Motet: Ubi caritas, Maurice Duruflé
Offertory: Tristis anima mea, Johann Kuhnau
Communion: Ave verum corpus, William Byrd

Good Friday

Fri., Apr. 7 | 7 p.m.

We invite you to join us at 7 p.m. for this service that recalls the Passion of our Lord—his trial before Pilate, death on the cross and burial in a borrowed tomb.

Music by the Schola Choir

Passion: The Passion According to St John, Zachary Wadsworth
Reproaches: Tomás Luis de Victoria
Motet: Crux fidelis, John IV of Portugal
Communion: Crucifixus, Antonio Lotti

The Great Vigil of Easter

Sat., Apr. 8 | 8 p.m. 

At the Easter Vigil, we celebrate the Passover of Christ from death into life as we recall God's deeds of salvation, liberation, and rebirth for Israel and throughout history. 

Music by the St Cecilia Choir

Mass: Mass in D minor, Max Filke    
Offertory: Ye choirs of new Jerusalem, Charles V. Stanford 
Communion: This Joyful Eastertide, arr. Charles Wood
Voluntary: Toccata from Symphony No. 5, Charles-Marie Widor

Easter Day

Sun., Apr. 9: Celebrate with us as we give thanks that who die in Christ shall be, like him, raised in glory.

8 a.m. Spoken Mass

9 a.m. Sung Mass

10 a.m. Easter Egg Hunt (North Lawn, weather permitting)

11 a.m. Solemn High Mass

11:00 Music by the Atonement Choir

Mass: Messe Solennelle, Louis Vierne 
Offertory: Lights glittering morn bedecks the sky, Horatio Parker
Communion: Easter light, Cecilia MacDowell 



Saraband for the morning of Easter, Herbert Howells 
Final from Symphony No. 1, Louis Vierne


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