St. Dunstan of Canterbury Anglican Church

Celebrating our 35th anniversary

Holy Week Services

Holy Week refers to the events of the last week of Jesus’ earthly ministry.   In various liturgies we recall the events from Our Lord’s entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, through the darkness of the crucifixion on Good Friday and then into the mystery of the resurrection on Holy Saturday and Easter Day.

Palm Sunday (April 14)

8:30 am. Said Eucharist

10:30 am. Choral Eucharist and Palm Procession

We recall the events of the day Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey and his challenge of the Temple authorities

Monday

730 pm.  Solemn Evensong from the Book of Common Prayer

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Tuesday

7:30 pm. Choral Eucharist

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Wednesday

7:30 pm. Stations of the Cross

Maundy Thursday. (April 18)

7:30 pm.  Choral Eucharist, followed by the Stripping of the Altar

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We recall the night Jesus meet with his disciples in the Upper Room and gave them the new commandment of love, and left them and us the lasting remembrance of the Eucharist.     Then the altar is solemnly stripped bare, commemorating the betrayal by Judas and the desertion of the disciples.   This service ends in disarray and on a sad note.

Good Friday (April 19)

3:00 pm.  The Solemn Liturgy

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The events of the Jesus’s arrest, mock trial and crucifixion are recalled

Holy Saturday

9:00 pm.  The Great Vigil of Easter, followed with the first Eucharist of Easter

We hear the stories of God’s actions in history from creation to the exodus and then into the prophecies of restoration with a Messiah.   This service begins in darkness, continues with candlelight and ends in full light.   Not to be missed.

EASTER DAY. (April 21)

8:30 a.m.    Choral Eucharist

10:30 a.m.  Choral Eucharist