8:00 AM - Holy Eucharist, Rite I - Liturgy of the Palms
10:00 AM - Holy Eucharist, Rite I - Liturgy of the Palms
The first day of Holy Week begins triumphantly with processions with palms into the sanctuary to the shouts or songs of “Hosanna!”. It quickly changes to the Passion Narrative, setting up the drama and complexity of Holy Week. We depart in silence.
12 Noon - Holy Eucharist, Rite I
7:00 PM - Holy Eucharist, Rite I with Foot-washing & Stripping of the Altar (+ Music)
8:00 PM - The Watch (1 hour)
The first day of the “Triduum” (Latin for “Three Days”), the final days of Lent and Holy Week. On this day, we commemorate Jesus’s final instruction to the disciples, the Foot-washing; the Last Supper and the institution of the Eucharist; and the Stripping of the Altar leaves us in darkness and silence as we remember Jesus’s arrest. The final service of the day offers an optional “Watch” for those who wish to stay in silence in the empty/darkened church.
8:00 AM - Proper Liturgy.
12 Noon - Crosswalk with New Lenox Churches
7:00 PM - Proper Liturgy (with Music).
A sacred fasting day of the church year - commemorating the sacrificial death of Jesus on the cross. It is marked by its simplicity and emptiness. No Communion on this day.
The culmination of Holy Week, a service that begins in darkness with a new fire, candles, readings, and then explodes into light and triumphant music as we celebrate the first Eucharist of Easter. Followed by a champagne and treats reception in the parish hall!