The Thursday in Holy Week is part of the Triduum, or three holy days before Easter. It comes from the Latin mandatum novum, “new commandment,” from Jn 13:34.
The ceremony of washing feet was also referred to as “the Maundy.” Maundy Thursday celebrations also commemorate the institution of the eucharist by Jesus “on the night he was betrayed.”
We are offering a traditional Maundy Thursday service that includes foot washing, Holy Eucharist, and then the stripping of the altar.
Please don't worry, foot washing is optional and no one will pressure you to participate. We do hope that you will come to learn more about why the act of foot washing is so intimate and humbling.
This day we commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. The liturgy of the day includes John's account of the Passion gospel, a solemn form of intercession known as the solemn collects (dating from ancient Rome), and optional devotions before the cross (commonly known as the veneration of the cross).
The eucharist is not celebrated in the Episcopal Church on Good Friday,
Christ is Risen
Join us as we celebrate the resurrection of our
Lord Jesus Christ!!!
The Great Easter Vigil--Saturday, April 8th at 9pm
Easter Morning--Sunday, April 9, 2023
8am - Contemplative Holy Eucharist using Rite I from the Book of Common Prayer. This is a completely spoken service without music or singing.
10am - Festive Holy Eucharist using more contemporary language with music, singing, and the St. Paul's Church choir.