Palm Sunday, April 1st at 10am: Procession w/Palms & the Passion ReadingWednesday, April 4th at 6:30pm: Tenebrae Maundy Thursday, April 5th at 6:30pm: Foot Washing w/Eucharist Good Friday, April 6th at 6:30pm: Seven Last Words w/Special Concert Easter Sunday, April 8th at 10am: Holy Eucharist followed by light lunch
Wednesday, April 4th at 6:30pm This year we introduce a Tenebrae Service during Holy Week. The word tenebrae means "darkness" or "shadows". The service includes a series of Scripture readings and the gradual extinguishing of candles to symbolize the struggle between darkness and light during during the events of Holy Week. The service provides a meditation upon, and a prelude to, the events in our Lord's life between the Last Supper and the Resurrection. We invite you to join us.
Thursday, April 5th at 6:30pm Maundy Thursday traditionally begins the triduum, or three holy days before Easter. The word maundy comes from the "new commandment" (mandatum novum) for the followers of Jesus to love one another just as Jesus loved us (Jn. 13:34). One of the most visually symbolic services of the year, the liturgy includes a reenactment of Jesus washing the disciples' feet. It also commemorates the institution of the Eucharist at the Last Supper. The service ends with the stripping of the altar to symbolize Jesus' journey to the Garden of Gethsemane. Please join us.
Friday, April 6th: 6:30pm Franz Joseph Haydn's dramatic musical portrait "The Seven Last Words of Christ" will be performed at St.C's by a live string quartet at a special Good Friday service. A moving meditation on Christ's final statements from the cross, this powerful composition is performed across the world during Holy Week. The musicians are four of the most active and respected string players in the Boston music scene: violinists Gabby Diaz and Gabe Boyer; violist Tanya Maggi, and cellist David Russell.