Holy Week 2023 Worship Schedule

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All services in-person at St. Thomas’s unless otherwise noted and on YouTube. A printable Holy Week schedule is available. Please see our Rector’s call to Holy Week.

Palm Sunday, April 2, 2023
Worship and Holy Eucharist services at 8:00 (8:00 a.m. booklet) & 10:30 a.m. (10:30 a.m. booklet)
Evening Worship 7:00 p.m. on YouTube.
The Liturgy of the Palms and distribution of palms will take place at both services and palms will be available later in the day.

Monday, April 3, 2023
Holy Eucharist 5:00 p.m. (Service Booklet)
A quiet, spoken service with prayers from the Eastern Orthodox Service of the Bridegroom (Matthew 25:1-13)

Tuesday, April 4, 2023
Holy Eucharist with anointing for healing 5:00 p.m. (Service Booklet)
A quiet, spoken service with prayers and anointing for healing.

Wednesday, April 5, 2023
Holy Eucharist 12:00 Noon (Service Booklet)
Solemn Evensong 7:00 p.m. (Service Booklet)
Our usual Wednesday midday Eucharist worship service with intercessory prayer. In the evening, a chanted worship service of evening prayer.

Maundy Thursday, April 6, 2023
Holy Eucharist with stripping of the altar and watch 7:00 p.m. (Service Booklet)
This evening we celebrate the Eucharist, remove the ornaments in the church in preparation for Good Friday and reserve the Blessed Sacrament on the Altar of Repose. The church will be open continuously (live and by YouTube) until 9:00 a.m. Friday morning for those who wish to follow Our Lord’s request that we watch with Him “one brief hour.” (Matthew 26:40).

Good Friday, April 7, 2023
Good Friday Children’s event 9 a.m.-Noon
Good Friday Liturgy 12:00 Noon at St. Nicholas, Newark (Service Booklet)
Stations of the Cross 7:00 p.m.
The principal Good Friday Liturgy will be observed at noon, with the solemn collects and Eucharist from the Reserved Sacrament. The evening service will be the traditional Christian cycle of prayers on the Way of the Cross.

Holy Saturday, April 8, 2023
Reconciliation (Confession) from 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Great Vigil of Easter worship service at 8:00 p.m. at St. Thomas’s with St. Nicholas’s (Service Booklet)
There will be an opportunity for private confession during the afternoon as a way of becoming fully prepared to celebrate Easter. In the evening, we will gather for the Church’s most solemn observance – waiting and watching for Our Lord’s resurrection. We will light the new Paschal fire, renew our baptismal promises, and make a joyful noise (bring bells!).

Sunday of the Resurrection, April 9, 2023
Worship and Holy Eucharist services at 8:00 (Service Booklet) & 10:30 a.m. (Service Booklet)