Please visit our special Preparing for Holy Week from Home page for invitations and suggestions for ways to fully participate in these liturgies from home.


Below please find a schedule of services for Holy Week and Easter which will be livestreamed from the cathedral nave or shared online in other ways during the closure of the cathedral building. More details about these services will be added to this page as they become available.

Service Leaflets will be made available in advance of the service here.


HOLY WEEK

 

April 5: Palm Sunday

11 a.m.  •  Palm Sunday Liturgy
Liturgy of the Palms, Procession, Reading of the Passion, Holy Eucharist.

4:30 p.m. •  Choral Evensong on Palm Sunday

9:30 p.m. •  Compline

 

April 6: Monday in Holy Week

7 p.m. •  Evening Prayer for Holy Monday
A service of evening prayer via the Zoom teleconference platform. The Rev. Canon Cristi Chapman will officiate. Join using this link.

 

April 7: Tuesday in Holy Week

7 p.m. •  Evening Prayer for Holy Tuesday
A service of evening prayer via the Zoom teleconference platform. The Rev. Canon Nancy Ross will officiate. Join using this link.

 

April 8: Wednesday in Holy Week

7 p.m. •  The Stations of the Cross 
Join together as a community for the online premiere of this prayerful Holy Week experience. A team led by The Rev. Canon Jennifer King Daugherty has created a video experience of the Stations of the Cross, using the liturgy from The Book of Occasional Services and featuring the stunning sculptural interpretation of the traditional Stations by Virginia Maksymowicz, both of which have become beloved aspects of Lent at Saint Mark's in recent years. The offering will bring Holy Scripture, liturgy, art, and music together in a compelling and engaging way. Following the premiere, the video will be available on the Saint Mark’s website for your personal or family prayer.

 

TRIDUUM: THE SACRED THREE DAYS

 

April 9: Maundy Thursday

7 p.m. •  Maundy Thursday Liturgy 
We remember the Last Supper and Jesus' final teachings to his friends. Liturgy of The Word; Invitation to ritual washing. The livestreamed liturgy will then pause as members of the congregation at home, alone or with others, engage in sacred washing and a holy meal. The livestream will re-commence at 8:15 p.m. for the Stripping of the Altar.

 

April 10: Good Friday

Noon •  Good Friday Liturgy

and

7 p.m. •  Good Friday Liturgy 
Recalling the suffering and death of Jesus Christ, the Good Friday liturgy is out-of-joint. There is no Eucharist. The Passion Gospel; Solemn Collects; Contemplation of the Cross.

It is the tradition at Saint Mark's to offer The Sacrament of Reconciliation, also known as “private confession,” on Good Friday. If this is something you would like, please contact any member of the clergy.

 

April 11: Holy Saturday 

8:30 p.m. •  The Great Vigil of Easter
The most solemn night of the Christian year. Lighting of the New Fire and the Paschal Candle; chanting of the Exultet; Holy Scripture. Renewal of Baptismal vows and sprinkling rite. Then the Proclamation of the Resurrection; opening of the doors; and the first Eucharist of Easter.

 

EASTER

April 12: Easter Sunday 

11 a.m.  •  The Feast of the Resurrection of  Our Lord Jesus Christ
Holy Eucharist with Renewal of Baptismal Vows.

9:30 p.m. •  The Office of Compline on Easter