Holy Week and Easter 2017

Beginning with celebratory and solemn Palm Sunday, Holy Week is an opportunity to contemplate the days before Jesus' crucifixion and Resurrection through liturgy and music, culminating in the Easter Vigil on Saturday evening. There are many opportunities for worship and contemplation at Trinity this Holy Week, in person and online.

 

Palm Sunday - April 9


Palm Sunday Holy Eucharist
St. Paul's Chapel, 8am

The Rev. Phillip Jackson preaches.
A simple spoken celebration of the Palm Sunday Liturgy and Eucharist.

Palm Sunday Holy Eucharist
Trinity Church, 9am

The Rev. Winnie Varghese preaches.
A celebration of the Palm Sunday Liturgy and Eucharist with hymns. Watch the video.

Palm Sunday Holy Eucharist
St. Paul's Chapel, 9:15am-10:15am

The Rev. Phillip Jackson preaches.
A service for the whole family, focusing on teaching about Palm Sunday.

Palm Sunday Blessing of the Palms and Procession
St. Paul's Chapel & Trinity Church, 10:30am-11:15am

Palm Sunday begins at St. Paul's Chapel with the blessing of the palms, refreshments, and a procession that moves, rain or shine, down Broadway to Trinity Church for the continuation of the liturgy.

Palm Sunday Liturgy
Trinity Church, 11:15am-12:30pm

The Rev. Winnie Varghese preaches.
A festive celebration of the Palm Sunday Liturgy with hymns and music by The Choir of Trinity Wall Street. The Liturgy will conclude with the Passion from the Gospel According to Matthew.

Music:

Gibbons—Hosanna to the Son of David
Lotti—Crucifixus
Bruckner—Christus factus est

Watch the procession and liturgy.

 
 

Wednesday - April 12


Tenebrae
Trinity Church, 6pm-7pm

The Office of Tenebrae is sung by The Choir of Trinity Wall Street. During the service, candles are gradually extinguished while a series of readings and Psalms are recited and chanted, followed by meditative musical responses. Followed by the Agape Meal in the Manning Room in Trinity Church. Watch the video.

Agape Meal
Trinity Church, Manning Room, 7pm-8:15pm

A simple, reflective meal, guided by readings and silence.

 
 

Maundy Thursday - April 13


Maundy Thursday
Trinity Church, 6pm-7:30pm

Sermon by the Rev. Winnie Varghese. Music provided by The Choir of Trinity Wall Street, Family Choir, and the Trinity Youth Chorus.
This service commemorates Jesus’ last supper with his friends and his commission to service in the ritual of footwashing. It concludes by preparing the church for Good Friday.

Music:

Ives—Nos Autem Gloriari
Duruflé—Ubi caritas
Tallis—If Ye Love Me
Stanford—Beati quorum via
Duruflé—Tantum ergo

Watch the video.

All Night Vigil Before the Blessed Sacrament
Chapel of All Saints in Trinity Church, 8pm Thursday-8:15am Friday

A silent vigil of prayer and meditation through the night before the Reserved Sacrament, concluding with communion at 8:15am on Good Friday.

 
 

Good Friday - April 14


Communion from the Reserved Sacrament
Chapel of All Saints in Trinity Church, 8:15am
 
The Liturgy of Good Friday
Trinity Church, 12:05pm-1:30pm

The liturgy for Good Friday with congregational hymns and a sermon. Music by The Choir of Trinity Wall Street. Watch the video.

 
 

Saturday - April 15


The Great Vigil of Easter
St. Paul's Chapel, 8pm-10pm

The Rev. Phillip Jackson preaches. Music provided by The Choir of Trinity Wall Street, Family Choir, the Trinity Youth Chorus.
This symbol-rich liturgy features candlelit readings, Psalms, and canticles. It continues with the joyful arrival of Easter with festive music, Holy Baptism, and the first Eucharist of Easter. Followed by light refreshments. Everyone is encouraged to bring bells to celebrate.

Music:

Monteverdi—Cantate Domino
Byrd—Sing Joyfully
Palestrina—Sicut cervus

Performers: The Choir of Trinity Wall Street, Family Choir, the Trinity Youth Chorus

Watch the video.

 
 

Easter Day - April 16


Easter Festive Eucharist
St. Paul's Chapel, 8am-9am

The Rev. Elizabeth Blunt preaches.
A simple but festive celebration of the Eucharist.

Easter Festive Choral Eucharist
Trinity Church, 9am-10am

The Rev. Winnie Varghese preaches.
A festive celebration of the Eucharist with Easter hymns and other music, led by The Choir of Trinity Wall Street.

Music:

Wood—This Joyful Eastertide
Rachmaninoff—Having Beheld the Resurrection

Watch the video.

Easter Festive Eucharist for Families with Children
St. Paul's Chapel, 9:15am-11am

The Rev. Dr. William Lupfer preaches and the Rev. Dr. Mark Francisco Bozzuti-Jones celebrates. Hymns and music by members of the Trinity Youth Chorus with Brass.
A simple but festive celebration of the Eucharist with Easter hymns, with a focus on families with children. Hymns and music by members of the Trinity Youth Chorus with Brass. Followed by a special coffee hour.

Easter Festive Choral Eucharist
Trinity Church, 11:15am-12:30pm

The Rev. Dr. William Lupfer preaches.
A festive celebration of the Eucharist with Easter hymns and other music by The Choir of Trinity Wall Street, the Trinity Youth Chorus, and Family Choir with Brass and Percussion.

Music:

Prelude: Selections for Brass and Percussion
Wood—This Joyful Eastertide
C.H.H. Parry—I was Glad
Thompson—Alleluia
Stanford—Ye Choirs of New Jerusalem
Widor—Toccata from Symphonie No. 5

Watch the video.

 

There will be no Compline service held on Easter day, April 16.