An invitation to walk with Christ
Your neighbours at Holy Trinity Anglican Church request the honour of your presence at Holy Week Services, April 12 to 16, 2017.
Please join with us as we seek to celebrate God’s love, to enjoy fellowship together, and to be reminded that God’s love in Christ makes all the difference.
Wednesday, April 12, Tenebrae
6:00 p.m. – Tenebrae (Latin for “shadows” or “darkness”) is a meditative liturgy of preparation and reflection in the midst of Holy Week. Through prayer, scriptural narrative, silence, and psalm, we track the deepening darkness of our Lord’s Passion. Timed in the evening with the setting of the sun, we progressively extinguish candles and lights to contemplate Jesus’ walk to the cross and his death. The service ends with an echo of resurrection hope as, in darkness, a loud noise is made and a single candle is returned into view.
Thursday, April 13, Maundy Thursday
6:00 p.m. – Join us for an agape meal in the Lower Hall, followed by a Maundy Thursday Eucharist service with foot washing.
Friday, April 14, Good Friday
10:00 a.m. – Good Friday Children’s Walk
Kid’s of all ages are welcome to gather for our annual stations of the cross walk at Holy Trinity. Begin in the upper room remembering the last supper and Jesus washing the disciple’s feet. Move to the garden for his arrest and on to his trial, condemnation, crucifixion, and burial. Together we wait for Easter. Very ably led by Nathan Kowalsky and a great way to engage kids in the difficult but beautiful story of Jesus’ Passion. Props and dramatic elements are used wherever possible as we move from site to site around the church.
12:00 noon – Good Friday solemn liturgy service.
Saturday, April 15, Easter Vigil
8:00 p.m. – Come and celebrate the night when Jesus broke the chains of death and rose triumphant from the grave! This service begins outside with the Service of Light, and ends inside with the Holy Eucharist and administration of Easter Communion. Bishop Jane is gracing us with her presence and we will have fabulous music provided by guest artists. A reception with a no host bar will follow the service in the upper hall. You are invited to bring a savoury snack to share. If you love to party, stay after the reception and join the university students’ group from St. George’s for karaoke.
Sunday, April 16, Easter Sunday
8:30 a.m. – An Easter Eucharist from the Book of Common Prayer, celebrated with the Holy Trinity choir and instrumental ensemble.
10:30 a.m. – An Easter Eucharist from the Book of Alternative Services, celebrated with the Holy Trinity choir and instrumental ensemble.