Holy Week and Easter 2022

Dear friends in Christ,

Holy Week is the heart of the Christian year and for the first time since 2019 we will be able to observe it in a way that resembles “normal”! For that, we give thanks to God.

Because of the significance of the week we want to make every effort, both together and apart, to observe it with reverence. As you’ll see below, there will be services each day and opportunities throughout the week to make use of the Sacrament of Reconciliation (confession of sin). I want to encourage you to allow Holy Week to disrupt your usual observance of time. For example, maybe you could plan to do a little less that week so that you can more diligently pray and seek the face of the Lord. Here is the liturgical schedule for the week:

Other Resources for the Observance of Holy Week

HERE is a booklet from Liturgical Press containing liturgies for home. This is not intended to replace the liturgies above when we will all gather together.

Holy Week activities for children HERE and HERE.

HERE is a link to a series of sermons on the seven last words of Christ from the Cross by the great Episcopalian preacher Fleming Rutledge. Listen to one each day in Holy Week.

Start praying the Daily Office at home! HERE is an instructional video and HERE is a link to an app so you can pray the Office from your device.

HERE is a recipe for hot cross buns and HERE is an explanation of their significance.

I pray that you and your household will be transformed by the Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ this Holy Week as we journey with him through the darkness of death to the joy of the Resurrection.

Yours in Christ,