Holy Week 2018

|| Palm Sunday, March 25 ||

8:00 am, Chapel
Holy Eucharist, Rite II

The Liturgy of the Palms and Holy Communion featuring the reading of the Passion Gospel read by the clergy and a brief homily. 

9:00 am, Front Circle
Procession of the Palms

Gathering in the Front Circle for the Liturgy of the Palms, join our festive procession to the Church, led by Champaign the pony with music provided by the Greenwich Celtics.

9:15 am, Church
Holy Eucharist, Rite II

A service of Holy Communion featuring the reading of the Passion Gospel read by members of this year’s Confirmation class and a brief homily with music sung by the St. Cecilia Choir of Girls. 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.

10:10 am, Parish Hall
Palm Sunday Fellowship

Join us for coffee, a bite to eat and conversation with fellow parishioners. Children in Pre-K through Grade 5 are invited to the Education Building for Church School. Middle School and High School youth are invited to the Youth Room for food, fellowship and fun.

11:00 am, Church
Holy Eucharist, Rite I

The Liturgy of the Palms and Holy Communion featuring the reading of the Passion Gospel read by the clergy and a brief homily with music sung by the Choir of Men & Boys. Childcare is available for infants and toddlers up to age three.

5:00 pm, Church
A Meditation on the Passion of Christ:
Music & Readings for Passiontide

This service, based on the one used at St John’s College, Cambridge in the UK, is a series of music and readings on the Passion of Christ. At its heart is the account according to St Luke sung to music of Orlando Lassus. This service will be sung by the Christ Church Singers, and will also feature first performances of music by Philip Moore and Jamie Hitel.

|| Holy Monday, March 26 ||

7:30 pm, Chapel
Holy Eucharist, Rite II

A spoken service of Holy Communion with brief homily. 

|| Holy Tuesday, March 27 ||

8:00 am, Bookstore Mezzanine
Morning Prayer

A 20-minute said prayer service.

4:30 pm, Church
Evening Prayer

A 20-minute said prayer service.

7:30 pm, Chapel
Holy Eucharist, Rite II

A service of Holy Communion with brief homily and music from the Compline Choir.

|| Holy Wednesday, March 28 ||

7:30 pm, Chapel
Holy Eucharist, Rite II

A service of Holy Communion with brief homily.

|| Maundy Thursday, March 29 ||

8:00 am, Bookstore Mezzanine
Morning Prayer

A 20-minute said prayer service.

4:30 pm, Church
Evening Prayer

A 20-minute said prayer service.

7:30 pm, Church
The Liturgy of the Day:
Foot Washing & Stripping of the Altar
with music from the St. Cecilia Choir of Girls

Holy Eucharist, Foot Washing & Stripping of the Altar: bare and empty for the Good Friday Liturgy. Altar hangings and other moveable ornaments are removed to the sacristy. All remaining candles are extinguished and removed and the lights in the Sanctuary are turned out. This is done in silence. There is no dismissal. The congregation may leave in silence or stay and keep watch at the St. John’s Altar during the Vigil.

|| Good Friday, March 30 ||

8:00 am, Bookstore Mezzanine
Morning Prayer

A 20-minute said prayer service.

12 noon, Church
Good Friday Three Hour Service:
Part I: Lamentations of Jeremiah
with music from the Choir of Men
Part II: Liturgy of Good Friday
with music from the Choir of Men & Boys
and the Christ Christ Church Singers
Part III: Stabat Mater – Pergolesi
sung by the St. Cecilia Choir of Girls

It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon, while the sun’s light failed; and the curtain of the temple was torn in two. Then Jesus, crying in a loud voice, said, “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.” Having said this, he breathed his last. (Luke 23:44-46)

Parishioners and people from the community are invited to join the service for an hour or all three hours.

4:30 pm, Church
Stations of the Cross

As you enter some churches you will find Stations of the Cross — a series of pictures hung, or painted, on the church walls which depict stages of the last journey of Christ from Pilate’s house to the tomb. It is, in many places, a popular devotion during Lent or Passiontide to visit the stations to recite prayers and meditate on each stage.

This intergenerational service will walk you through the Stations of the Cross.

7:30 pm, Church
Good Friday Compline

A 20-minute service of sung prayers. 
It is a quiet, contemplative, and elegantly simple way to rid oneself of the stress and noise of a busy day. Compline can be an oasis for the spirit and a means to stay centered and balanced. The simple act of praying in community is made even more magical by sitting in a quiet space dimly lit with twinkling votives, surrounded by the fragrance of incense and the pure tone of a choir chanting the ancient words of prayer.

Christ Church Greenwich