We find our unity in the Holy Spirit, who calls us together to be one body of Jesus Christ. We invite you not only to join us, but to strengthen our life in Christ through your own gifts and ministries.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS – FRIDAYS IN LENT - BEGINNING MARCH 15 AT 7PM
Stations of the Cross are a 14 step moving devotional that commemorates Jesus’ last day on earth. We pray the Stations all the Fridays of Lent to call to mind the Passion of Christ, that is, the journey Jesus took from his condemnation to his death.
Holy Week at St. Gregory’s
“The … mystery of the dying and rising again of Jesus Christ and our participation therein is the theological core of the gospel, and its liturgical celebration is the central event of the church year.” (Leonel L. Mitchell)
How we engage with Lent and Holy Week can have a direct correlation to how the great truth of Easter is lived out in our lives. Throughout the forty days of Lent, and in the week leading up to Easter, we have the opportunity to live into our death with Jesus. We can examine our lives and open ourselves to the working of the Holy Spirit in drawing us closer to God through Christ. Once we live through the death, the resurrection takes on new meaning in us and in our community. At St. Gregory’s, we have the opportunity to observe Holy Week together, with worship every day of the week. Together we will walk through the valley of the shadow of death, and rejoice in the resurrection of our Savior!
April 14 - Palm Sunday- 8am and 10am
Palm Sunday is a day of transitions. We begin worship with the procession of the Palms, celebrating Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem and turn our attention to Jesus' passion with a dramatic reading.
April 15-17 - Monday-Wednesday in Holy Week- 7am
We will worship at 7am in the Chapel each of these mornings, walking towards death on the cross with Jesus.
April 18 - Maundy Thursday- 7pm
The name Maundy comes from the Latin mandatum, and refers to the new commandment Jesus gave the disciples in John 13:34 – to love one another as Christ first loved us. At this service, we celebrate the events of the Last Supper, including the foot washing and the institution of the Eucharist. Learning to be served by others is an important step in our walk as children of God. Those who desire are invited to celebrate the non-liturgical, non-holy feast of the pedicure on Wednesday to prepare for the foot washing on Thursday! See Mother Anne if you are interested.
April 19 - Good Friday- Noon and 7:30pm
On Good Friday, we observe the crucifixion and death of Jesus. At Noon, we will observe the traditional Good Friday solemn liturgy with the liturgy of the Word, solemn collects, and veneration of the cross. We do not celebrate the Eucharist on Good Friday in observance of Jesus’ death, but rather receive communion from sacrament reserved on Maundy Thursday. At 7:30pm, we will observe a final Stations of the Cross with musical offerings from our choir.
April 20 - Holy Saturday- 4:30pm – Easter Vigil
The Easter Vigil is an ancient liturgy that includes fire, light, word, water, bread, and wine – and takes the worshipper from death to life. The Easter Vigil helps us all embrace the mystery of Christ’s death and resurrection. This first Easter service is the traditional time for Baptism in the church calendar.
April 21 - Easter – 10am
We will celebrate Christ’s resurrection with joyful worship including special music at 10am. After the 10am service, there will be a reception with festive beverages, and an egg hunt!