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The fourth Sunday in Lent, coming up this Sunday, March 11, is known as Laetare Sunday. Laetare means “rejoice” in Latin, and the name is taken from the day’s Introit. (An introit is a psalm or antiphon sung or said during the opening of Holy Eucharist.) Sunday’s introit starts with the words "Laetare Jerusalem" from

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The word “stations” in reference to Jesus’ journey to the cross first appears in the writings of the English traveler, author, and monastic William Wey in 1458.  However, the devotional custom dates back to at least the Middle Ages when wealthy believers would travel from Europe to the Holy Land to reenact the Way of the Cross or Via Dolorosa.  One motivation was

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For many years, Trinity parishioners have written daily meditations to guide themselves and each other through the 40 days of Lent.

This year’s edition is available in printed form and can be found in the churches and Parish Center. A digital version is provided here.

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You may have seen this Lenten frontal in Trinity Church or in the live streamed worship services.

A frontal is essentially a tablecloth or an adornment for the altar. Originally the coverings—which can be cloth, precious metal, or decorated wood—covered all sides of an altar. In the middle ages, when altars were pushed back against the wall,

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          Palm Sunday procession at St. Augustine’s Chapel in 1960

In this exhibit, as we trace Holy Week and Easter through Trinity’s history, we see the evolving nature of service bulletins and the emergence of printing. Once an expensive art form limited to the domain

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A depiction of the original Trinity Church building

On March 13th, 1698, the first service was held in the original Trinity Church building. Construction wasn't completely finished, but the building committee minutes instruct that the church is to "be cleared and put in the best posture they can

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“I usually approach Lent as a walk with Jesus,” said the Rev. Dr. William Lupfer, Trinity’s rector, in a recent video. At Trinity, there are many opportunities to continue this walk through prayer and worship. Whether you are looking for a weekday Eucharist during your lunch hour, to

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Welcome to the 2/22 Sunday Sneak Peek on the @StPaul’s blog! Lent is upon us, and you will notice a number of changes to the liturgy. First and most obviously, we are flipping the chair setup! The altar and the doughnuts will switch sides, and the chairs will face east instead of west. Come to discover what other surprises are in store!
Ash Wednesday
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You are invited to make altar bread for Good Friday and Easter!
Even if you are not an experienced bread-baker, this recipe is for you – it is simple and requires no kneading.  
This prayerful exercise is also a great activity to do with children.
Once you've made your bread, bring it to the Trinity sacristy during any of the major Holy Week liturgies, and it will be consecrated for the Good Friday and / or Easter
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