What is Holy Week?
From early times Christians have observed the week before Easter as a time of special devotion. As the pilgrim Egeria recorded in the late fourth century, Jerusalem contained many sacred places that were sites for devotion and liturgy. Numerous pilgrims to the holy city followed the path of Jesus in his last days. They formed processions, worshipped where Christ suffered and died, and venerated relics. From this beginning evolved the rites we observe today on Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday. These services provide a liturgical experience of the last days of Jesus' earthly life, as well as the time and events leading up to his resurrection.
HOLY WEEK SERVICES AT ST. JOHN’S
Sunday, April 2nd, 10:00 a.m.
Palm Sunday Service, with chanting of the Passion
Thursday, April 6th, 6:00 p.m.
Maundy Thursday Service, with foot-washing
Friday, April 7th, 12:00 noon
Good Friday Stations of the Cross
Sunday, April 9th, 6:15 a.m.
Ecumenical Sunrise Easter Service
at the old stone church in New Preston
Sunday, April 9th, 10:00 a.m.
Easter Sunday Festival High Mass
Sunday, April 9th, 11:30 a.m.
Children’s Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 15th, 5:00 p.m.