Palm Sunday,March 24th at 10am: Procession w/Palms & the Passion Reading Maundy Thursday,March 28th at 7:00pm: Foot Washing w/Eucharist Good Friday,March 29th at 6:00pm: Stations of the Cross; 7:00pm: Seven Last Words w/Special Concert Easter Sunday,March 31st at 10am: Holy Eucharist followed by light lunch
Palm Sunday,March 24th at 10am Procession w/Palms & the Passion Reading: We journey into Holy Week with a reenactment of the Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem, along with a dramatic reading of the Passion featuring the voices of St. C parishioners. One of the most emotionally charged services of the year, the service begins with joy and ends in sorrow.
Maundy Thursday, March 28th at 7pmFoot Washing w/Eucharist: 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 each other 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.
Good Friday, March 29th12pm, Seven Last Words: Quincy's ecumenical Interchurch Council will again offer a service of The Seven Last Words at Quincy Community United Methodist Church (40 Beale Street). This service includes a series of prayers and brief (5 minute) reflections on the Words of Christ from the Cross. Rev. Eric will again offer one of the reflections. 6pm, Stations of the Cross: This year we introduce a new Holy Week service at St. C's as we prayerfully journey with Christ and meditate on his sacrifice for us. The service consists of meditations and prayers at 14 "stations" representing specific events on Christ's journey toward the Cross. 7pm, Seven Last Words w/String Quartet: 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.
Easter Sunday,March 31st at 10am Christ is Risen! Holy Eucharist followed by light lunch, including baked ham, substantial sides, and a selection of Sherry from our in-house sommelier.