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Holy Week at Emmanuel

March 24, 2013 · Updated 8:53 AM

Emmanuel offers a variety of worship opportunities during Holy Week and Easter.

On Palm Sunday, March 24, the Holy Eucharist will be celebrated at the 10 a.m. services in the church with the Palm Sunday Liturgy and the Passion Gospel.   There is no 8 a.m. service on Palm Sunday.

On Maundy Thursday, March 28, the Holy Eucharist will be celebrated in the parish hall beginning at 5:30 p.m. with a simple Mediterranean theme potluck dinner.  Following the meal, traditional foot washing will be offered prior to the Eucharist. At the conclusion of the Eucharist, the congregation will process to the church accompanied by Taizé chanting to witness the stripping of the altar.

On Good Friday, March 29, at noon, the Rector, Bishop Craig Anderson will hear individual confessions at the altar rail. At 4:30 p.m., the Stations of the Cross ceremony will be held outside by the labyrinth ending in the church in time for the 5:30 p.m. Good Friday Liturgy. This service will conclude with the tolling of the bell 33 times for each year of Christ’s temporal earthly life.

On Holy Saturday, March 30, there will be short service at 5:30 p.m. followed by a self-directed vigil. The weekly Centering Prayer group meets from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the meditation hall. There are two opportunities to celebrate Easter on March 31: a Sunrise Service at 6 a.m. followed by breakfast and a 10 a.m. Eucharist followed by an Easter egg hunt.

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