Holy Week 2018
If you’re looking for a deeper Easter experience, with profound liturgy and welcoming parish experience, we invite you to join us for Holy Week 2018.
Holy Week as explained by Rev. Meghan Holland
We can’t get to Easter without going through Holy Week. Without Christ’s Passion and Death, we can’t find the empty tomb. Except for Easter Day itself, the Church’s most ancient annual observances center around the events that took place in Jerusalem during the days that led up to Jesus’ crucifixion and death. The Church has long recognized the centrality and the essential quality of these events for those who follow the Way of Jesus. The writers of the four Gospels spend a great deal of time describing the events that unfold in the days we remember as Holy Week-so much so, that some biblical scholars refer to everything else contained in the Gospels as “prelude” to the heart of the Good News: Christ’s Passion and Death, with Easter as the sign of God’s victory over sin and death on the cross. Without these events, none of the rest of the story of Jesus makes sense.
Palm Sunday is the Sunday before Easter, and marks the beginning of Holy Week. The liturgy reenacts Jesus’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem with a procession and palm branches. Palm Sunday is also called the Sunday of the Passion. The liturgy continues to tell the story of the Passion, or Jesus’s crucifixion (the term is from the Latin “passio”, which means suffering). The story is presented as a dramatic reading.
Holy Monday – March 26, 6 pm – Stations of the Cross
Holy Tuesday – March 27, 6 pm – Evening Prayer
Wednesday – March 28
5pm – Stations of the Cross for Children & Families
Noon – Ecumenical Service @ Trinity w/ Lunch
7 pm – Holy Eucharist & Washing of Feet – Trinity Episcopal Church
Join our celebration of the humility and compassion of Christ as we recall the dramatic washing of the feet at the Last Supper Learn more »
We invite you to keep the vigil, waiting and praying with Christ on the eve of his crucifixion. An Altar of Repose will be constructed, as a focal point for prayer. We do ask two adults, ages eighteen and older, commit to a shift, however EVERYONE is invited at ANYTIME during the vigil to reflect, pray, and just be present. Sign-up for a shift online or refer to the sheet located on table outside parish hall.
Good Friday – March 30
Noon Ecumenical Service @ First Presbyterian with Lunch
Good Friday Service – 7 p.m. – Trinity Episcopal Church
We invite you to commemorate the crucifixion of Christ, including special devotions before the Cross Learn more »
Easter Sunday – April 1
6:30 AM Sunrise Service @ Downtown Commons, Clarksville
Eucharist Rite I – 7:30 a.m.
A spoken service in traditional English.
Eucharist Rite II – 10 a.m.
Join our celebration of Christ’s Resurrection. Alleluia! Everyone is invited to bring flowers for the children to “flower” the cross and bells (small to medium) to ring in the Alleluias! as we celebrate the Resurrection at the first Eucharist of Easter. Learn more »
Fun for families and children in the Trinity courtyard