Easter 2018

|| Holy Saturday, March 31 ||

6:30 pm, Church
Organ Recital

A performance by Director of Music Jamie Hitel of Olivier Messiaen’s organ cycle Les Corps Glorieux – Seven Visions of Resurrected Life.

7:30 pm, Church
The Great Vigil of Easter
with music from the Christ Church Singers

The Great Vigil of Easter is one of the most ancient liturgies of the Church, dating back to the fourth century. This service leads us from death to life with Christ through fire, light, word, water, and bread and wine. A new fire is kindled, the Pascal Candle is lit. By its light the Bible is read, prayer and praise are offered, and we celebrate the Easter sacraments of Baptism and Eucharist. At the beginning of the Great Vigil the presider proclaims: “Dear friends in Christ: On this most holy night, in which our Lord Jesus passed over from death to life, the Church invites her members, dispersed throughout the world, to gather in vigil and prayer. For this is the Passover of the Lord, in which, by hearing his Word and celebrating his Sacraments, we share in his victory over death.” 

Incense will be used at this liturgy.

Immediately following this liturgy, all are invited to the Resurrection Party in the Family RoomJoin us as we celebrate the Risen Lord.

|| Easter Sunday, April 1 ||

8:00 am, Chapel
Holy Eucharist, Rite II

A beautiful service of Holy Communion and sermon for “early birds.”

9:00 am, Church
Festival Eucharist, Rite II

A festive service of Holy Communion and sermon with jubilant music sung by the St. Cecilia Choir of Girls and Choir of Men with Easter Brass Quintet. During this service, in addition to childcare for infants and toddlers up to age three, worship offerings are available for children in Pre-K through grade 5. A special feature of this service is the singing of “The Angel Rolled the Stone Away,” led by the children.

Immediately following this liturgy, everyone is invited to the Memorial Garden for an Easter Egg Hunt, coffee, a bite to eat and fellowship.

11:00 am, Church
Festival Eucharist, Rite I

A festive service of Holy Communion and sermon featuring jubilant music sung by the Choir of Men & Boys with Senior Girls and accompaniment by an Easter Brass Quintet. During this service, childcare is available for infants and toddlers up to age three.

Immediately following this liturgy, everyone is invited to the Memorial Garden for an Easter Egg Hunt, coffee, a bite to eat and fellowship.

Childcare is available 8:45 – 12:30 pm on Easter Sunday.

 

Christ Church Greenwich