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Episcopal Church observes Holy Week

Posted on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 8:49 am

For Episcopalians, the liturgies of Holy Week are a yearly time of revival and renewal in their Christian faith.

The community is invited to join the congregation at St. Mary Magdalene Church as they gather each day during this holy time to worship. All sermons will be preached by The Rev. James Pappas, interim pastor.

Following is a schedule of services for the remainder of Holy Week:

Tuesday, April 15, 7 p.m., Holy Eucharist; Wednesday, April 16, 7 p.m., Holy Eucharist; Maundy Thursday, April 17, 7 p.m., Holy Eucharist with Foot Washing, Stripping of the Altar and Gethsemane Vigil; Good Friday, April 18, 7 p.m., Passion Liturgy with Veneration of the Cross and Holy Communion; Holy Saturday, April 19, 10 a.m., Scripture and Meditation at the Tomb, and 8 p.m., Great Vigil of Easter and Holy Eucharist; Easter Sunday, April 20, 8 a.m., Holy Eucharist, and 10:30 a.m., Festival Holy Eucharist.

“The liturgies of Holy Week are beautiful services, full of ancient chants, periods of quiet reflection, and ultimately an air of true joy and celebration for the saving acts that God has done for us through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ,” said Pappas. “Please join us. The Episcopal Church welcomes you!”