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The liturgies of Holy Week for 2017 begin Wednesday, April 12 at 7 pm with Tenebrae which is followed by the Tribuum (Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil) and then Easter Sunday.
Tenebrae – Wednesday April 12 7 pm
A service based on the daily offices of Lauds and Matins and meant to evoke the emotional context of the Passion. It features the lighting of 15 candles and progressive extinguishing of 14 candles as psalms and Scripture passages are read. It concludes with the hiding of the 15th candle followed by a loud noise to signify the earthquake at the time of Christ’s crucifixion.
Maundy Thursday – Thursday April 13 7 pm
A service commemorating Jesus’ institution of the Eucharist and the washing of the disciples feet at the Last Supper. Maundy is derived from the Latin word, mandatum, meaning commandment, referring to Jesus’ new commandment to show love for one another. In lieu of foot washing, the celebrant will anoint members of the congregation.
Good Friday – Friday April 14 noon
A liturgy in which Christians remember and meditate upon Christ’s crucifixion. It takes place in a bare worship space, and consists of the Liturgy of the Word (often the Passion narrative), the Veneration of the Cross, the Solemn Collects, and communion from the reserved sacrament.
Easter Vigil – Saturday April 15 7 pm
A celebration of the Resurrection, starting with the lighting of new fire, and the Paschal Candle which the deacon carries into the church while chanting the Exsultet. The vigil candles of worshippers are lit from the Paschal Candle. The history of salvation is recalled through readings from the Old and New Testaments, and the first Eucharist of the Easter season is celebrated. Reception follows.
Easter Sunday – Sunday April 16 10 am
Eucharist. Reception follows.
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