Holy Week and Easter at St. Peter’s

Holy Week at St. Peter’s: Holy Week is a time to experience in a full way what we proclaim each week when we come together for the Eucharist or Morning Prayer. We experience the truth of the Christian Way, not only through studying it or hearing about it, but by participating in it.

Palm and Passion Sunday, April 9, recreates Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem and includes offerings of the Passion narrative according to Luke. The 10:45 a.m. liturgy begins in front of the church with the blessing of the palms. The 8:00 a.m. liturgy begins in the church at the baptismal font.

Morning Prayer, Holy Monday–Maundy Thursday, from 8:00–8:30 a.m. offers a contemplative way to start the day. Lay ministers officiate this service of the The Daily Office throughout the year.

The Maundy Thursday liturgy April 13 at 7:00 p.m. invites us to consider the command of the Last Supper, and in the context of St. Peter’s rich choral tradition, the liturgy includes foot washing; stripping, washing, and anointing of the altar; and procession of the Blessed Sacrament to the Chapel for an All-Night Prayer Vigil. 

Good Friday Our annual Solemn Liturgy from Noon until 3:00 p.m. includes the Passion narrative, meditations by the Reverend Sam Portaro, silence, and the Procession and Veneration of the Cross. At 4:00 p.m., Stations of the Cross for all ages commemorates Jesus’ last hours, including those who witnessed Jesus’ suffering.

 The Great Vigil of Easter at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday is the culmination of Lent and the initiation of Eastertide beginning with lighting the first fire of Easter in front of the church. This ancient liturgy unites many opposites: the struggle between dark and light, cross and resurrection, death and eternal life.

The Sunday of The Resurrection: Easter Day offers the Holy Eucharist at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 5:00 p.m.

Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. The doors of the church are open for private prayer, reflection, and meditation.

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News and Events

Our Relationships Build God’s Kingdom

God, in the Trinity, models for us how to live in relationship with each other. As a Vestry member liaison to the Congregational Development Team at St. Peter’s, our group focuses on the part of our church vision becoming “a place known for radical love and welcome.”

Holy Pilgrimage for our Teens

Our Youth Formation program’s mission is to provide St. Peter’s youth with opportunities for spiritual growth, personal development, and Christian fellowship in a caring, safe Anglican environment.

March 22, 2017

The first of our sabbatical guest preachers, the Reverend Canon Rhonda Lee, visits Sunday. Contributions are now being received for Easter memorials. Read more of this week’s news.

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