Holy Week and Easter 2017

All are welcome to join us for all or any of our Holy Week and Easter services:

Palm Sunday – 9th April:

10:30am: Procession of the Palms and Sung Eucharist with  Passion Gospel

(Music: Intr: Hosanna Filio David (Plainsong); Palm Gospel: Hosanna Filio David (Victoria); Sanctus/Benedictus (David Saint); Agnus Dei (John Bell); Motet: O Lamb of God (Shepherd))

6.15pm: Stations of the Cross with hymns and chants

Monday of Holy Week—10th April:

10.00am: Mass

7.30pm:  The road to crucifixion—temple tables  overturned—reflection,  prayer, song…

Tuesday of Holy Week – 11th April:

1.10pm:  Mass

7:30pm: Hospitality at Bethane – Anointing and Agape (Eucharist in the context of a meal)

Wednesday of Holy Week – 12th April:

1.10pm:  Mass

7.30pm:  Betrayed—reflection,  prayer, song…

MAUNDY THURSDAY—13th April:

10.30am:  Chrism Mass   followed by coffee and hot cross buns

7.30pm:    Mass of the Last Supper with  procession  to the Garden of Gethsemane (Altar of Repose) and  stripping of the altars.

(Music: Gloria: Chant (Hurd); Footwashing: Mandatum (Lehman); Sanctus (Saint); Agnus Dei (Bell); Motets: For the bread which thou hast broken (Roberts); In Monte Oliveti (Bruckner))

9.00pm:    Watch of the Passion (until midnight)

GOOD FRIDAY—14th April:

10.00am:  Children’s service for Good Friday

2.00pm:    Meditations on the Crucifixion

7.00pm:  Stations of the Cross

HOLY SATURDAY—15th April:

9.00pm:   THE GREAT EASTER VIGIL

(lighting of the new fire and paschal candle, renewal of baptismal vows, proclamation of the Resurrection and first Eucharist of Easter—

(the most important service of the year!)

(Music: Exsultet (Bell); Gloria: Mass for John Carroll (Joncas); Litany (Farrell); Setting (Inwood); Motet: Regina Coeli (Lotti))

EASTER DAY—16th April:

10.30am:  EASTER FESTAL SUNG EUCHARIST  followed by bubbly & canapes

(Music: Intr: Regina Caeli (Lotti); Asperges (Haugen); Setting: Gloria (Mass for John Carroll, Joncas); Alleluia (Chepponis); Sanctus (Inwood); Agnus Dei (Darke in E); Anthems: Surrexit Christus (Pergolesi); Hallelujah Chorus (Handel))

6.15pm:    Festal Choral Evensong

(Music: Intr: Surrexit Christus (Pergolesi); Responses: Smith; Psalm 150 (Stanford); Wood in D; Anthem: Sing a new song to the Lord (Martin))

Have a Blessed and Holy Easter from all at St Paul’s