Holy Week and Easter
Holy Week and Easter

Holy Week and Easter 2020

With all Trinity Church Wall Street in-person activities and services suspended until May 4, as we seek to do our part to help contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), we are still offering our Holy Week and Easter services, but online only. During the week, we will also be offering online services for our weekday Morning Prayer, 12:05pm Holy Eucharist, and Evening Prayer, unless otherwise noted.

For our weekday Morning Prayer and Evening Prayer, please contact members of our Sacristy, and they will give you instructions on how to participate. Our 12:05pm weekday Eucharist will be streamed live on our website as normal.

Our main Holy Week services, listed below, will all be streamed live on our website starting about 5-10 minutes prior to the event, and on Facebook Live. Please read our blog post, "Watching Trinity's Live-streamed Worship Services," if you need any help with viewing our live video streams. Also feel free to view our full calendar of events and all of the on-demand videos that we offer, which will include any Holy Week services that you may have missed.

Holy Week At Home


As we move into a most unusual Holy Week, with empty churches and online-only worship, the Rev. Phillip Jackson, Priest-in-charge and Vicar of Trinity Church Wall Street, shares his insights.

Other Video Resources:

Priests and other members of Trinity Church Wall Street are offering reflections on Holy Week in this time of coronavirus.



Sunday, April 5 | Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday Prayers
8:30am | Facebook

Palm Sunday prayer service with donkeys, streamed live from the Trinity Retreat Center in West Cornwall, Connecticut. Creation continues to sing, even as it changes in these anxious times.

Palm Sunday Holy Eucharist
11:15am-12:30pm | Online and Facebook

The Liturgy of Palm Sunday with the Blessing of the Palms, the Passion Gospel according to Matthew, Holy Communion, hymns, and music. The Rev. Phillip Jackson preaches.



Wednesday, April 8

Tenebrae (repeat broadcast from 2018)
6pm-7pm | Online and Facebook

Please note: This is an encore presentation of Tenebrae from 2018.

The Office of Tenebrae, including scripture readings and chanted responses, and featuring meditative music by The Choir of Trinity Wall Street. During the service, candles are gradually extinguished. The Rev. Elizabeth Blunt officiates.

Thursday, April 9

Maundy Thursday
6pm-7:15pm | Online and Facebook

Maundy Thursday Holy Eucharist, with congregational hymns, and music. The service concludes with the Stripping of the Altar and Reservation of the Sacrament. The Rev. Kristin Kaulbach Miles preaches.

All-Night Vigil Before the Blessed Sacrament
8pm Thursday-6:30am Friday

An overnight silent vigil of prayer and meditation before the Blessed Sacrament, ending at dawn on Good Friday.



Friday, April 10

There will be no morning prayer or evening prayer on Good Friday.

Liturgy of Good Friday
12:05-1:30pm | Online and Facebook

The Liturgy of Good Friday, including the Solemn Collects, devotional anthems, and the Passion Gospel according to John. No Holy Communion will be administered. Veneration of the Cross follows until 3pm with the 33 tolls of the Trinity bells. The Rev. Elizabeth Blunt preaches.

Psalms from the Mountain
3pm | Facebook

Trinity Retreat Center staff share a selection of Psalms for Good Friday, read from the top of Mine Mountain in Western Connecticut.



Easter 2020


Saturday, April 11

Easter Vigil at Trinity Retreat Center

Observe the Easter Vigil, live from the Trinity Retreat Center Monastic Garden.

The Great Vigil of Easter
7:30pm-9:30pm | Online and Facebook

This symbol-rich liturgy features candlelit readings, psalms and canticles, renewal of baptismal vows, the First Eucharist of Easter, and festive music. The Rev. Winnie Varghese preaches.



Sunday, April 12

Easter Morning Prayers
8:30am | Facebook

A prayer service streamed live from the Trinity Retreat Center's river shack on Connecticut's Housatonic River.

Easter Festive Eucharist
11:15am-12:30pm | Online and Facebook

A festive celebration of the Eucharist with hymns and music. The Rev. Phil Jackson preaches.



See the events calendar for Compline and community group details.