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Holy Week & Easter at All Saints'

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Palm Sunday: The Sunday of the Passion
March 24, 2024
9:00 a.m. & 11:15 a.m.

Palm Sunday begins with an outdoor Liturgy of the Palms, when we read the story of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem. As Jesus entered the Holy City on the back of a donkey, those standing by spread their garments and palms on the ground in awe and reverence. While the liturgy begins as a regal and triumphant celebration, everything changes with the dramatic reading of the Passion Gospel. The liturgy ends with a solemn procession. 

Maundy Thursday
March 28, 2024
7:00 p.m.

Maundy comes from the Latin word mandatum which means “commandment.” It recalls Christ’s words at the Last Supper, “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.” (John 3:34). We remember the Last Supper and Christ’s gift to us of the institution of the Eucharist. After the Eucharist, the Sacrament is processed from the chapel to the Altar of Repose. After the real presence of Christ has been removed from the chapel, the service concludes by stripping the chancel bare.

Good Friday
March 29, 2024
12:00 p.m.

On Good Friday, we crucify our Lord. We pray ancient prayers called The Solemn Collects, read John’s account of the Passion, and consume the Sacrament from the altar of the repose. In humble thanksgiving for Christ’s work upon the cross, we venerate a bare wooden cross and pray, “Behold, the wood of the cross, whereon was hung the world’s salvation.” Come back at 4:00 p.m. for Children’s Stations of the Cross in the Chapel.

The Great Easter Vigil
March 30, 2024
8:00 p.m.

In the Easter Vigil, we experience the resurrection together. The liturgy begins in the darkness as we light the Paschal candle from a new fire. We read the story of our salvation, beginning with our creation in the Garden of Eden and concluding with the Great Noise and a climactic proclamation of the Gospel. The service concludes with Holy Baptisms and the First Eucharist of Easter. This service features the All Saints’ Brass Quintet and Timpani.

Solemn Festival Paschal Eucharist March 31, 2024
9:00 a.m. & 11:15 a.m.

Easter morning is pure celebration! Sing your favorite Easter hymns, receive Holy Communion, and proclaim that the Lord is risen indeed! This service features the All Saints’ Brass Quintet and Timpani.

The Easter Hoppening
March 31, 2024
12:15 p.m. 

The Easter Hoppening is a time-honored All Saints' tradition that combines an Easter egg hunt with a hearty pot-luck luncheon. For the luncheon, the Burk family is supplying plentiful quantities of smoked meat (all kinds). The Parish Life Commission has dessert covered. The Easter Bunny himself serves as master of ceremonies for the Easter egg hunt, so bring your camera! There will be 12 special eggs hidden among the many. The children who find them take them to Fr. Jambor for a special blessing. At the end of the Easter egg hunt, we will unearth the Alleluias we entombed on Shrove Tuesday. This is another beloved All Saints’ tradition, and one that incarnates the Mystery of Easter in a way children will remember for years to come.

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All Saints' Chapel 

at All Saints' Episcopal School 

9700 Saints' Circle

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