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HOLY WEEK

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Holy Week

 

On Palm Sunday we remember Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem with a procession around St George’s Square after crosses made of palm leaves are blessed. In the evening we have a special service of healing and wholeness, including the opportunity to be anointed with holy oil.
 

On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of Holy Week we have Mass both at lunchtime and in the evening, and we follow the traditional devotion of the Stations of the Cross.


Our Lenten journey culminates with the Easter Triduum, commemorating Christ’s Passion in one continuous act over three days: 

 

  • On Maundy Thursday we celebrate the Lord’s Last Supper and remember Jesus’ washing his disciples’ feet. We share his agony in the Garden of Gethsemane and keep watch at the Altar of Repose until midnight.

 

  • On Good Friday we journey with Christ to the cross and share the suffering of his crucifixion and death. Until the afternoon liturgy we are all encouraged to fast.

 

  • On Holy Saturday we have a day of emptiness, recalling Jesus lying in the tomb, cold and dark, and how the first disciples experienced despair.

 

  • On Easter Sunday we celebrate the joy of his Resurrection. We gather before sunrise for the Dawn Vigil, and first Mass of Easter. We return in the morning for the glorious Sung Mass. And then, because it is such a special day, we crown our celebrations with the beautiful service of Evensong & Benediction.

    You are warmly invited to join us for services, courses and reflections this Lent and particularly during Holy Week and the Easter Triduum.

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