There is nothing so important this month as the invitation to the rich worship offerings during Holy Week and Easter Week, particularly during the Triduum (Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday) and Easter Day, the centerpiece of the Christian year. Experiencing these liturgies in their totality, in sequence, lends particular depth to the experience of these holy days. The worship schedule is below. I invite you to the special joys of this season, in our Lord’s name. –The Rev. Robin Biffle
April 5: The Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday
Proper Liturgy for the Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday, 9:30 a.m., with a dramatic enactment of the Passion Gospel
April 6-8: Monday-Wednesday in Holy Week
Holy Eucharist, 5:30 p.m.
April 8: Wednesday in Holy Week
“Holy Music, Holy Lent,” 7 p.m., free concert with St. Mark’s Choir and UI cello/bass ensemble
April 9: Maundy Thursday
The Proper Liturgy for Maundy Thursday,with foot-washing, 7 p.m. (with choir) followed by the stripping of the altar
Gethsemane Watch: an all-night vigil with our Lord
April 10: Good Friday
The Proper Liturgy for Good Friday, with Holy Communion from the reserved sacrament, 7 a.m.
The Way of the Cross, 12:10 p.m.
The Proper Liturgy for Good Friday, with Holy Communion from the reserved sacrament, 7 p.m. (with choir)
April 11: Holy Saturday
The Proper Liturgy for Holy Saturday, 12:10 p.m.