These are the three concluding days of Holy Week: the Last Supper (Maundy Thursday), the Passion (Good Friday), and Holy Saturday, concluding with the Great Vigil of Easter. There is no blessing after the Maundy Thursday worship. The service does not end. It just extends into Good Friday. There is also no blessing at the Good Friday worship. That, too, simply extends itself into the Great Vigil of Easter, where finally we come to a blessing. The service of communal love on Thursday leads to self-giving love on Friday, and finally, victorious love at Easter. It is all one divine worship.
4.13.17 Maundy Thursday 6pm Agape Supper and 7 pm worship service with foot washing & the stripping of the altar.
4.14.17 Good Friday Noon & 7pm service
4.15.17 The Great Vigil of Easter 7pm
Meditations on the Passion of Christ through Word and Music is an opportunity to engage in the spiritual intensity of Passiontide through:
- the traditional spoken word
- some intensely powerful music.
Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church offers a demonstration of the most intricate expression through the integration of choral meditations and scripture readings at this evening service. Our anthems will include:
- Motet for Passion Sunday – Frank Ferko
- The Lamentation – E.C. Bairstow
- Saw Ye My Savior – Leo Nestor
- Tristis est Anima Mea – Orlando de Lassus
- Crucifixus – Antonio Lotti
- Jesus, So Lowly – Harold Friedell
Each year, Saint Paul’s sponsors a trip to Hershey Park on the first Saturday in June (3rd). No need to fret if you can’t go that day, because these discount tickets are good ALL SUMMER! Buy as many as you want for anytime this summer! The discount is great — almost half price! The deadline for ordering your tickets is April 8! Contact Cathy Davis 215.687.1022 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in attending or getting tickets!
Regular (ages 9-54): $36.00 (face value $66.65)
Jr./ Sr. (ages 3-8/ 55-69): $30.50 All Season (face value $43.65)
Sr. + (ages 70+): $23.95 All Season (face value $28.65)
Would you like to help change lives? We still need volunteers!
Join us for our Annual Interfaith Hospitality Network as we host 3-4 homeless families at our church. Guest families are all part of a program run by Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network (PIHN) that helps to transition homeless families into safe, stable housing and full-time employment for adults.