This year for what will hopefully be our last pandemic Holy Week, St. A’s will be offering services for marking the death and resurrection of Jesus.
Each service will begin at 7:00 PM and be online only (with one possible exception). We will gather for prayers, study of our texts, reflections and homilies, and most importantly we will gather to be in Christian community to observe and celebrate together.
Maundy Thursday, or Holy Thursday, is the day we commemorate Jesus’ institution of the Holy Eucharist, or Lord’s Supper. One of our students will be our preacher for the evening. Since we cannot be together in person for the Eucharist, we will instead observe an Agapé Meal.
Good Friday is the commemoration of Jesus’ Crucifixion. Here we will hear the account of Jesus’ death from Mark’s Gospel and take some time to pray for the needs of the world and meditate on meaning of Jesus’ death in our lives today.
The Vigil of Easter is the celebration of the Resurrection! We commemorate Jesus’ passage from death to new life with readings from the Bible, a recommitment to our Baptismal life, and the lighting of a new fire. This service will be online, but following the service, if weather permits, we will have a campfire on the front lawn of the Chapel. Masking and distancing will be required.
Being in community is the greatest blessing of the religious life. None of us bares the full weight of our spiritual life alone; none of us has to celebrate or mourn alone. We have a community with which to share, and a family on which we can rely.
If you would like to join us for these services, feel free to email me at StAsAtUK@gmail.com. All are welcome, and UK and Transy students, faculty, and staff are especially invited. You Belong Here.