Maundy Thursday – April 18, 2019 – 7:30 pm
Maundy Thursday – Solemn Mass and Foot Washing followed by the All Night Watch in the Lady Chapel by members of the Congregation. This Mass celebrates the institution of the Sacrament of Holy Communion by Jesus. Following the Mass, there is a stripping of the Altar in preparation for Good Friday. A
Good Friday – April 19, 2019 – 1:30 pm
Liturgy of the Passion – The Good Friday Liturgy of the Passion commemorates Christ’s suffering and death on the cross. The Liturgy has prayers, readings, a veneration of the cross of Jesus and concludes with communion (consecrated the night before on Maundy Thursday). This is the Second day of the Triduum Sacrum ‘The Three Holy Days’.
Great Easter Vigil – April 20, 2019 – 8:00 pm
The Great Vigil of Easter is the most dramatic ancient liturgy in four parts on the night during which Christ rose from the dead: The Service of Light – blessing of the New Fire and water and lighting the Paschal Candle, the sung Exsultet; The Service of Lessons tracing the history of our fall and redemption; Christian Initiation – renewal of our Baptismal Vows at the Font; the glorious First Mass of Easter. This is the Third day of the Triduum Sacrum ‘The Three Holy Days’.
Easter Sunday – April 21, 2019 – 10:30 am
Christ’s Resurrection Celebration! Solemn Mass celebrating the Resurrection of Christ. Festive choral music of Palestrina’s ‘Missa Papae Marcelli’, motets of Byrd – ‘Terra Tremuit’ and Gabrieli – ‘Maria Stabat ad Monumentum’ sung by the choir, John Wiens, Director, and joyous Easter Hymns for all to sing! Fr. Kevin Frankland, rector. Please join us at St. Michael’s in this great choral festive Liturgy of Easter – Christ’s Resurrection Celebration.