Holy Week 2023
Schedule for Holy Week
Sunday April 2, 2023 10:00 A.M.: Sunday of the Passion: Palm . Holy Eucharist, Rite 2
Monday, April 3, 2023: Holy Monday: Noon Eucharist in the Chapel at 12 noon
This is a quiet 30 minute service
Wednesday, April 5, 2023: Holy Wednesday: Meditations on the Life of Christ and Eucharist, 6:15 P.M. in the Chapel
With some brief scripture readings and pre-recorded music we will offer several reflections on the life of Christ. A different and meditative service. 30 minutes long.
Thursday, April 6, 2023: Maundy Thursday: beginning at 5:30 P.M. with an Agape Meal
As we instituted last year, we will begin our Maundy (mandate) Thursday service in the parish hall with an Agape Meal in Parish Hall, 5:30 pm. Like last year we will gather for a middle eastern potluck where we will have fellowship and the first half of the service (the Liturgy of the Word) with readings and homily. At 6:30 pm we will move into the church proper for the second half of the service (Liturgy of Holy Communion) and the stripping of the altar and the setting up of the Altar of Repose (where the sacrament is held until Good Friday morning when it is consumed). The chapel will remain open until 8:30 pm for those who wish to “pray in the garden.”
Friday, April 7, 2023 Good Friday: Liturgy of Good Friday, 12 noon in the Chapel
Silent Meditation on the Cross from the end of the Liturgy until 2:00 pm
Stations of the Cross from the Perspective of Mary, 2:00 pm-3:00pm
3:00 pm Tolling of Church Bells
Saturday, April 8, 2023 Holy Saturday: 10 am in the Chapel: The Liturgy of Holy Saturday followed by coffee and conversation and then decorating the church for the Day of Resurrection!
Seven Last Words of Christ For Kids
the Seven Last Words of Christ
Stations of the Cross
These interactive Stations of the Cross were written by Deacon Diana Leiker.
During these times of isolation and lack of gathering in our buildings, these stations have been modified for home use. Each one has the same format: Holy scripture, visuals to ponder, questions to think about for personal insights, interactive activities, and a closing prayer written by members of the Batavia Education for Ministry Class.
Station One--Injustice and Judgement
Station Two--The Weight of Sin and Burdens in Life
Station Three--We are Not in This Alone
Station Four--Stripped of Dignity and Vulnerable
Station Five--Suffering Leads to Compassion
Station Seven--Darkness and Hiding