Holy Week & Easter Services 2023

Palm Sunday
Holy Eucharist

Sunday, April 2 • 8:00am and 10:00am

At 8:00am: Holy Eucharist, Rite I ,
& Reading of the Passion
At 10:00am: Liturgy of the Palms, Procession, Holy Eucharist, Rite II, & Reading of the Passion

Holy Week begins as we make the journey from Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem to his rejection and crucifixion. At the 10am service,
the congregation is invited to gather outside in the Courtyard for the blessing and procession of the palms. The remainder of the service will take place inside the Sanctuary.
Incense is used at this service.


Rite of Reconciliation is offered in-person and online by appointment. The Sacramental rite in which those who repent may confess their sins to God in the presence of a priest and receive the assurance of pardon and the grace of absolution (BCP, p. 861). To arrange an appointment, please contact Fr. Martin.


Maundy Thursday
Agape Meal

Thursday, April 6 • 6:00pm

Gather with friends to share in a simple
Middle Eastern-style dinner before attending
The Maundy Thursday Liturgy.  

Grace offers this opportunity to allow individuals and families to share in a relaxed meal before the 7:00 pm service.  Please sign up in the Narthex on the clipboard.  RSVPs are essential for planning this event.

Maundy Thursday
Holy Eucharist

Thursday, April 6 • 7:00pm

Liturgy of The Word, Washing of Feet, Holy Eucharist, Rite II, & Stripping of the Altar

We remember the Last Supper and Jesus’ final teachings to his friends. The service concludes with the Stripping of the Altar.
Incense is used at this service.

Good Friday

Friday, April 7 • 12noon on Zoom
Stations of the Cross Liturgy

Friday, April 7 • 7:00pm in the Sanctuary

The Passion Gospel; Solemn Collects; Contemplation of the Cross.

Join the Grace community as we remember Christ’s suffering, crucifixion and death on Good Friday with a service of Scripture, music and ancient prayer. There is no Eucharist.

The Great Vigil &
The First Eucharist
of Easter

Saturday, April 8 • 8:00pm

The most solemn night of the Christian year. Lighting of the New Fire and Paschal Candle; Exsultet; Baptisms, Renewal of Baptismal Vows, and the First Eucharist of Easter.

On the journey from darkness to light, death to life, we bear witness to the Paschal Mystery through the retelling of the salvation story, welcoming new believers in Baptism, Renewing our Baptismal Vows and singing ancient hymns of Easter praise. The service culminates in a glorious celebration of the Holy Eucharist, proclaiming the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The service begins in the Courtyard with the Lighting of the New Fire. Incense is used at this service. All are welcome to bring bells. 

Easter Sunday:
The Feast of the Resurrection of 
Our Lord Jesus Christ

Sunday, April 9 • 8:00am & 10:00am

Alleluia! Christ is risen!
The Lord is risen indeed!

We will gather around Christ’s table, and join together in music and prayer, to proclaim Jesus’ victory over death and the Good News of the Resurrection.

The 8am service is Holy Eucharist, Rite I, with Easter hymns. The 10am service is Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with choir, brass and bells and the Flowering of the Cross. Incense will be used at both services.

An Easter Egg Hunt and Petting zoo for children will be offered in the Courtyard after the conclusion of the 10am service. 

Nursery Care is available 9:30am – 11:30am
with Habiba Addo, an educator with Grace Institute.

“We are here in a world struggling to find its soul, but the light shines in the darkness,
and the darkness has not, cannot, and will not overcome it,”
Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael B. Curry said in his Easter 2023 message. “Jesus lives. He has been raised from the dead. That is the message of Easter,
and that is the good news of great tidings.”

Top cover image: Anastasis, Funerary chapel of Theodore Metochites, located at
the Monastery of Christ in Chora, 1310-1321; Public domain.

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