Holy Week 2016

An invitation to walk with Christ 




Your neighbours at Holy Trinity Anglican Church request the honour of your presence at Holy Week Services, March 22 to 27, 2016.

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.


Tuesday, March 22nd, Taize

Please join us for the last of our Taize services during Lent. The service begins at 6:00pm, followed by a potluck supper and presentation on pilgrimage at 6:30pm.

Wednesday, March 23rd, 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, March 24th, 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, March 25th, 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, March 26th, 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.

Sunday, March 27th, 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.

Bring a friend and join us!