HOLY WEEK AND EASTER
The liturgies and devotions of Holy Week are time-honored ways of drawing
nearer to the heart of God. So, whoever you are and
whatever has brought you to this moment at this time,
we welcome you in our journey to a deeper life in God.
Holy Week at the Cathedral
From Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem to his crucifixion and resurrection, Christians through the ages have found that a devotional focus on these last days in the life of Jesus can have a life-changing effect on us in the present. By following in his steps, listening intently to his final words to his dearest friends and to his words from the cross, even re-enacting some of the most poignant and penetrating moments of these last days, we find ourselves feeling as if our devotional sharing in his passion leads to a deeper sharing in his resurrection.
We pray that what you experience in this time and place will awaken you more completely to the presence of God and to the life that God has prepared for you.
Parking: Street parking is available on Sunday mornings and the city lot across Church Street is free on Sunday mornings.
Sermons and homilies for these services are posted on the sermons page when they become available.
Holy Week 2019 at
Christ Church Cathedral
Palm Sunday Eucharist
Palm Sunday, April 14 at 10:00 am
Liturgy of the Palms begins in the garden, Stripping of the Altar
Celebrate Christ’s triumphal entrance into Jerusalem, his Passion and death, and his love for us all in this powerful worship service that runs the gamut of our human experience of God. Guest artists will join us for this service.
Saint Saëns Requiem
Palm Sunday, April 14 at 4:00 pm
In the biggest musical performance of the season, the Cathedral Choir will be joined by accomplished guest soloists, Dr. Kathryn Hedlund, soprano, Monika Cosson, mezzo-soprano, Myles Garver, tenor, and Dr. Patrick Jacobs, baritone. Do not miss this rarely performed masterwork.
Noon Holy Eucharist
Monday, April 15, Wednesday, April 17, Thursday, April 1 in the Chapel
Holy Week Eucharist
with Renewal of Clergy Ordination Vows
Tuesday, April 16 at 1:00 pm in the Cathedral
Clergy from across the diocese will gather for lunch before the service.
Maundy Thursday Eucharist
with Foot Washing
Maundy Thursday, April 18 at 5:30 pm in the Chapel
Gather for an intimate chapel service in remembrance of Christ’s last supper. Feel the veil between earth and heaven stretched thin in remembrance of him who loves us.
Good Friday Liturgy with Cathedral Choir
Good Friday, April 19 at Noon in the Church
During this prayer service, draw near to Christ and his love and example as he suffers and dies on the cross.
The Way of the Cross
Good Friday, April 19 at 4:00 pm in the Church
The devotion known as the Way of the Cross is an adaptation to local usage of a custom widely observed by pilgrims to Jerusalem: the offering of prayer at a series of places in that city traditionally associated with our Lord’s passion and death.
Easter Festival Eucharist
Easter Sunday, April 21 at 10:00 am
Rejoice during this jubilant Easter liturgy. Filled with joyous music and powerful prayers, this service is the high point of the Christian year. Guest artists will join us for this service.
Easter Egg Hunt and Annual Parish Photo
In Mardi Gras Park following the service for children up to Grade 2.
If you have questions, please do not hesitate to call the parish office at 251.438.1822.
ALL services and offerings at Christ Church Cathedral are open to everyone.