Tag Archives: Holy Week

Good Friday

It is finished. Isaiah 52:13 – 53:12 Psalm 22:1-21 Hebrews 10:16-25 or Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9 John 18:1 – 19:40 Good Friday commemorates the crucifixion of our Lord. It is known as “Good” because of the new life brought about by … Continue reading

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Maundy Thursday

Many customs have marked the Thursday of Holy Week over the centuries. Originally no Holy Communion was celebrated during the week before Easter, but by the end of the fourth century some areas were holding a celebration on Thursday and … Continue reading

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Palm Sunday: Year A

The Liturgy of the Palms Matthew 21:1-11 The Liturgy of the Word Isaiah 50:4-9a Psalm 31:9-16 Philippians 2:5-11 The Passion from Matthew 26: 14-27:66 or 27:11-54 In fulfillment of an ancient prophecy, Jesus enters Jerusalem riding on a donkey. Crowds … Continue reading

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Holy Week

The Church gives to its people the period of Holy Week as a solemn time to reflect on the suffering and death of our Lord Jesus Christ and to prepare for the celebration of his resurrection from the dead. The … Continue reading

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Palm Sunday: Year C

Jesus’ Passion Isaiah 50:4-9a Psalm 31:9-16 Philippians 2:5-11 Luke 22:14 – 23:56 For most Episcopal churches, Palm Sunday is the blending of two liturgies – the Liturgy of the Palms and the Liturgy of the Passion. At one time worship … Continue reading

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Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music offers commentary on Holy Week liturgies | Episcopal Church

The Episcopal Church Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music (SCLM) is offering a commentary on some of the lectionary texts for Holy Week (March 24-31). This commentary will focus on texts that are linked to the sometimes unintended anti-Judaism which … Continue reading

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Palm Sunday, Year B: April 1, 2012

Sunday of the Passion Mark 11:1-11 Isaiah 50:4-9a Psalm 31:9-16 Philippians 2:5-11 Mark 14:1-15:47 I write on this day given to remembering the triumphant entry of Christ into Jerusalem. This year the day seems empty and abstract. The events are … Continue reading

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Updated Holy Week Liturgies in the BCP

The Episcopal Church Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music (SCLM) has issued the following statement concerning inconsistencies between the Revised Common Lectionary and the Holy Week Liturgies of the Book of Common Prayer. The statement was prepared during the SCLM meeting in … Continue reading

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The Lectionary for Holy Week

[Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Church’s Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music (SCLM) issued a statement March 24 concerning inconsistencies between the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL) and the Holy Week liturgies of the Book of Common Prayer. The statement was prepared … Continue reading

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