Vigil at the Altar of Repose, 2024

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MAUNDY THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 9 P.M. until dawn on Good Friday

The Vigil at the Altar of Repose begins upon the conclusion of the Maundy Thursday liturgy (around 8:45 p.m.) and continues through the night in McCaw chapel. This ancient practice is inspired by Jesus' question to his disciples in the Garden of Gethsemene, "Could you not stay awake with me one hour?" As in recent years, this vigil will be an online offering, with a live video available all night.

The length of the vigil depends on those who volunteer. For security, doors are locked, and each participant opens the door for the next at the beginning of each hour. (If someone arrives late and the chain is broken, the vigil concludes at that point.) In 2023, volunteers were present continually until 8 a.m.

If you are interested in spending an hour in prayer, please sign up for a slot here no later than Monday, March 25. Contact Sacristan Michael Seewer with questions:

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