Holy Week

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palm-sunday

PALM SUNDAY

Jesus’s triumphant return to Jerusalem as King.  The people sang a hymn as Jesus entered the city - “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord”.



Holy Thursday

HOLY THURSDAY (Maundy Thursday)

On this day we celebrate the last supper that Jesus shared with his Apostles and also the institution of two sacraments...  The Eucharist & Ordination.


good friday


GOOD FRIDAY

Celebration of the arrest of Jesus, his trial, crucifixion and suffering, death, and burial.  Traditionally there is no Communion observed on Good Friday.  The Stations of the Cross celebrated during the Friday’s of Lent lead up to this one big day - Good Friday.




Holy Saturday

HOLY SATURDAY

 The day that Jesus rested in the grave.  O God, Creator of heaven and earth:  Grant that, as the crucified body of your dear Son was laid in the tomb and rested on this holy Sabbath, so we may await with him the coming of the third day, and rise with him to newness of life; who now lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.



Easter Angels

Easter Sunday

 The Resurrection of Jesus.

God our Father, 
by raising Christ your Son 
you conquered the power of death
 and opened for us the way to eternal life.  
Let our celebration today raise us up
 and renew our lives by the Spirit that is within us.
Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, 
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
 one God, for ever and ever. Amen. In most churches the decorations during Holy Week are red, symbolizing the blood of martyrdom.  Some churches remove all decorations on Good Friday, veiling anything that can’t be moved.  The time from sundown on Holy Thursday to sundown on Easter Day is known as the “Triduum”.




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