Holy Week and Easter
We pray for another blessed Holy Week and Easter at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, as our Lenten journey through the wilderness once again leads us onto the path of Christ’s passion and crucifixion, and from the cross to the joy of the Resurrection.
Palm Sunday, March 29, 2015
with procession of palms
Early Church – 9:30 am
Holy Eucharist – 11:15 am
Holy Week begins on March 29, Palm Sunday, with a traditional Liturgy of the Palms and Procession. This year our procession starts at 11:15 am outside the church entrance on Clinton Street (corner of Montague Street) and proceeds around one square block, led by the cross and choir.
Wednesday in Holy Week, April 1, 2015
Holy Eucharist – 6:00 pm
Maundy Thursday, April 2, 2015
Holy Eucharist with choir – 7:00 pm
On April 2, Maundy Thursday, our service at 7:00 pm commemorates Jesus’s Last Supper with his disciples and the institution of the Eucharist and features the traditional foot washing. The service ends with the chanting Psalm 22 as the altar is stripped. The congregation leaves in silence and darkness.
Good Friday, April 3, 2015
Stations of the Cross – 12 noon
Solemn Eucharist with choir – 7:00 pm
Good Friday at St. Ann’s, on April 3, offers two opportunities to commemorate Christ’s death for the sake of humanity. At 12 noon, we pray the Stations of the Cross that highlight Jesus’ steps along the via dolorosa. The church then remains open until 3:00 pm for prayer and reflection. The Good Friday Liturgy at 7:00 pm again features solemn anthems by choir, the reading of the Passion according to John, the veneration of the cross and communion from the reserved sacrament.
Easter Sunday, April 5
Early Church – 9:30 pm followed by an Easter Egg Hunt!
Festival Eucharist with choir – 11:15 am
On Easter Day, April 5, we celebrate Christ’s victory over death and the promise of new life first at Early Church at 9:30 am, which is followed by an Easter Egg Hunt for children, and again at a Festival Eucharist at 11:15 am, with choir. Members of the congregation are encouraged to bring bells to ring in hope of transformation for ourselves and for our world that we proclaim on this great feast of the church!