Holy Week Services

Holy Week and Easter 2021

 

(All services will take place in the church unless noted. In-person services, with the exception of Holy Saturday, will also be streamed to our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/st.thomas.eugene.

 

The Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday (March 28)

10:00 a.m.  Liturgy of the Palms and the Holy Eucharist

     We shout “Hosannah!”, our palms are blessed, and we celebrate Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. Yet triumph turns to tragedy, shouts of “Hosanna” to “Crucify him,” as the Passion Gospel of St. Mark is read at the end of the service.

 

Holy Monday and Tuesday (March 29 and 30)

5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer (on Zoom; links will be sent out)

 

Holy Wednesday (March 31)

The Way of the Cross (on-line)

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. You will be provided with links to The Way of the Cross as celebrated by other congregations this year.

 

Maundy Thursday (April 1)

12:00 Noon         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. Because of the pandemic we will not attempt footwashing. However, we will commemorate the first Lord’s Supper. The service concludes with the solemn stripping of the altar.

 

Good Friday (April 2)

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 3)

10:00 a.m.       Holy Saturday Liturgy

A short, simple service of readings and prayers.

 

The Sunday of the Resurrection: Easter Day (April 4)

10:00 a.m.   Holy Eucharist

Join us in celebrating the Resurrection of our Lord!