Holy Week and Easter

A User's Guide to Holy Week 


Welcome fo Holy Week, 2019. This guide will help you navigate your way through all the exciting things going on at Trinity during the holiest time of the Christian year.

Wednesday in Holy Week, April 17

     7:00 PM, Holy Eucharist with Healing (no music)

Maundy Thursday, April 18

     6:15 PM, Simple Supper in the May Room

     7:00 PM, The Eucharist of the Last Supper with the Seder and Washing of Feet

          Music by the Trinity Choir.

          **This is a child-friendly service lasts approximately 45 minutes**

     (Childcare for infants and toddlers will be offered)

On Maundy Thursday Christians remember the gathering of Jesus and his disciples for the Last Supper. This year, we will be remembering the ancient Jewish custom of the Seder, the meal of the Passover, which the Hebrews ate before they set off with Moses from Egypt to the Promised Land.

Foot washing has also been a tradition of Maundy Thursday, following Jesus command: "I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another." We demonstrate this love by re-enacting the scene from the Gospel of John when Jesus washes the feet of his disciples. People of all ages are encouraged to participate.

At the end of the service, as the choir chants Psalm 22, the bread and wine that remain from Communion are moved to the Altar of Repose. Slowly and reverently the candles, other vessels, and books are removed. When the tables are bare, all depart in silence.

Good Friday, April 19

     12:00 PM, The Liturgy of Good Friday, Sung Passion & Communion from the Reserved Sacrament

          Music: Organ Prelude and Hymns

The veneration of the Cross on Good Friday is an expression of our faith and hope in Christ whose Paschal Mystery we celebrate and share in most fully in the Easter celebration of the Resurrection.

Easter Vigil, April 20

     7:00 PM, The Great Vigil of Easter

          St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 3 Chalfonte Place, Fort Thomas, KY 41075

The Great Vigil of Easter is the culmination of the sacred observation of Holy Week and the principal celebration of the Lord’s Resurrection. It begins in darkness and proceeds to a joyous burst of light. It begins in silence and proceeds to the glorious proclamation of the first alleluia of Easter.

Easter Sunday, April 21

     8:00 AM, Holy Eucharist (no music)

     10:00 AM, Holy Eucharist with Healing (with incense)

          Music by the Trinity Choir and the Brass Ensemble.

     11:30 AM, Easter Egg Hunt (outside, weather permitting) 

           We encourage children to bring Easter baskets in which to collect eggs. The baskets will be blessed during the service.

     11:30 AM, Easter Reception for Adults in the May Room.


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