Holy Week Services at St. Thomas

We welcome you to worship with our congregation for Holy Week at St. Thomas

Holy Week and Easter 2019

The Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday (April 14)

8:00 a.m. Liturgy of the Palms and the Holy Eucharist (no music)
10:00 a.m. Liturgy of the Palms and the Holy Eucharist

The people shout “Hosanna” as the church reenacts Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. Yet triumph quickly to tragedy, shouts of “Hosanna” to “Crucify him,” as the Passion Gospel of  St. Luke is read.

Holy Monday and Tuesday (April 15 and 16)
5:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist

Holy Wednesday (April 17)
5:30 p.m. The Way of the Cross

For centuries, Christians of many denominations have conducted services (known as the Way of the Cross or the Stations of the Cross) that commemorate Jesus’ journey from being condemned to death by Pilate to his entombment. We will be using the Way of the Cross service from Celtic Daily Prayer. A quiet, meditative service.

Maundy Thursday (April 18)

7:00 p.m. Maundy Thursday Liturgy

The word “Maundy” comes from the Latin mandatum, which means “command;” Christ’s Great Commandment is that we love one another as he has loved us. At this service we reenact his demonstration of this commandment through the ritual of foot washing (optional). We will also commemorate the first Lord’s Supper. The service concludes with the solemn stripping of the altar.

Good Friday (April 19)

12:00 Noon The Good Friday Liturgy

This solemn service includes the reading of St. John’s Passion Gospel and the veneration of the Cross.

Holy Saturday (April 20)
9:00 a.m. Holy Saturday Liturgy

A short, simple service of readings and prayers.

The Sunday of the Resurrection: Easter Day (April 21)

8:00 a.m. The Holy Eucharist (no music)
10:00 a.m. Festal Eucharist

Friends old and new join the St. Thomas family to celebrate the Sunday of the Resurrection. All are welcome. Early seating is advised for the 10:00 service. An Easter Egg Hunt for our children will follow the 10:00 service.