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Resource List: Holy Week and Easter

Here’s a list of the many Holy Week and Easter resources available on the Trinity Church Wall Street website.

Seven Ways to Explain Holy Week to Children
April 6, 2009
The Rev. Dr. Mark Bozzuti-Jones and Kathy Bozzuti-Jones offer seven ways to help children interpret the story of Holy Week.

A Look Back at Holy Week and Easter at Trinity Church
March 24, 2016
Some things change, and some remain the same. Case in point: bulletins from Holy Week and Easter from 1879 to the 1970s, and a Good Friday sermon from 1792.

Palm Sunday

Choosing Jesus or Barabbas: Reflecting on Gun Violence in America
March 28, 2018
The sermon given in Trinity Church on March 25, 2018, by the Rev. Phillip A. Jackson, Vicar.

What is Palm Sunday?
April 7, 2017
This edition of Episcopal Explained takes on the origins of Palm Sunday procession and includes photos of processions from the 1970s.

Palm Sunday Explained
March 18, 2016
This video explains Trinity’s 2016 Palm Sunday liturgy through the lens of scripture, music, and tradition.

The First Service in Trinity Church
March 11, 2016
The very first service ever held in Trinity Church was the Sunday before Easter, and drew from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer.

St. Matthew Passion
March 3, 2016

St. John Passion
April 18, 2014

Wednesday

Holy Week Explained: Tenebrae
March 18, 2016
In this 2016 video, the Rev. Daniel Simons explores the history and tradition of the Tenebrae service.

Holy Thursday

Holy Week Explained: Maundy Thursday
March 18, 2016
This video explains Trinity’s 2016 Maundy Thursday liturgy through the lens of scripture, music, and tradition.

Good Friday

'It Is Finished:' Good Friday Sermon Delivered by The Rev. Stuart Hoke
April 02, 2002
Preaching on the first Good Friday after 9/11, the Rev. Stuart Hoke celebrates with reflection on the upside-downness of the Gospel of John, quotes the theme song to from The Jeffersons, and share his spirituality of Zerrissenheit.   

Good Friday Explained
March 18, 2016
In this 2016 video, the Rev. Dr. Mark Bozzuti-Jones explains the Good Friday liturgy through the lens of scripture, music, and tradition.

Episcopal Explained: Stations of the Cross
February 28, 2018
This edition of Episcopal Explained digs into the history of the devotional custom.

Jesus and the Oppressed
March 24, 2016
On Good Friday, Christians remember the death of Jesus by crucifixion. In this video from 2016, the Rev. Dr. Mark Bozzuti-Jones of Trinity Church Wall Street says the day should also remind us of the continuing oppression of many people in our own societies.

Easter

Holy Week Explained: Holy Saturday and The Great Vigil
March 18, 2016
In this final segment of a five-part series on Holy Week, shot in 2016, the Rev. Kristin Miles discusses the service known as The Great Vigil of Easter, which Trinity Church Wall Street celebrates after sundown on Holy Saturday, on the eve of Easter.

The Meaning of Easter
April 18, 2013
Easter Sunday has long been considered the most important feast of the Church year. In this short video, shot in 2013, the Rev. Dr. Mark Bozzuti-Jones offers a reflection on why Easter is primary.

What is Eastertide?
May 5, 2017
This edition of Episcopal Explained explores the history and traditions of the 50-day season called Eastertide.

The Music of Eastertide Explained
March 30, 2016
In this video from 2016, Julian Wachner, Director of Music and the Arts at Trinity Church Wall Street discusses how music choices are made during Eastertide and why the themes of the season can be meaningful for people well beyond the boundaries of the church.