Holy Week & Easter at St. Mark's
We invite you to join us for the most holy week of the Christian year.
On Palm Sunday we re-enact our Lord's triumphant entry into Jerusalem, and we will hear the Passion according to St. Mark. At high mass we begin with our neighborhood palm procession, and at evensong we walk the Way of the Cross.
Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday of Holy Week
March 26, 27, 28
For those desiring to attend worship every day of Holy Week, we offer our normal rota of services including Morning Prayer, the noon Mass, and Evening Prayer each of these days.
On Maundy Thursday we gather in the evening for the Institution of the Lord's Supper and for the Washing of Feet. After the mass there is a procession of the Holy Sacrament, and the all-night watch begins at the Altar of Repose.
On Good Friday we walk the Stations of the Cross one more time, and at noon the Solemn Liturgy of Good Friday begins. On this day we hear the choir chant the Passion according to St. John, and the congregation venerates the holy cross. Confessions for Easter may be heard after the noon liturgy.
Easter Eve is the most holy night of the entire year. We begin with the New Fire in the parish garden, followed by a series of vigil readings in the church. We also baptize adults at this service, ending with the first high mass of Easter. An Easter Party Potluck of sweet and savory finger foods follows the liturgy in the Parish Hall.
Alleluia, Christ is risen! The Lord is risen indeed, alleluia! The celebrations of Easter continue on Easter Day with the second high mass of Easter at 10:00 am, followed by the Easter Brunch and Egg Hunt at 11:30 am. Evensong and Benediction for Easter Day is at 5:00 pm, followed by the Easter Evening Sung Mass at 6:00 pm.