Holy week begins on Sunday, April 1, which is Palm Sunday.
Trinity Anglican Reformed Episcopal Church at 246 Harman Park Drive will hold four services during Holy Week, beginning with a service of Holy Communion on Palm Sunday morning at our usual time of 10 a.m. That service will begin with the distribution and blessing of the Palms for people to take home to remind them of Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem and of the way He was treated on that following Friday. The palms from the previous year are returned and burned to make the ashes used on Ash Wednesday.
There will be a service of Holy Communion at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 5, to commemorate the Last Supper and Jesus’ institution of the Sacrament of Holy Communion, the Eucharist. The Thursday before Easter is called Maundy Thursday because of Jesus’ mandate, “Do this in remembrance of me!”
Our Good Friday Service is something a little different. It will begin at noon and will last for three hours. We call it “Three Hours on the Cross.” Please don’t let the total length of the service turn you away. This service is divided into eight parts with each of the last seven parts being a meditation on one of the “Seven Last Words of Jesus.” People may come and go at will. In this service, we immerse ourselves in the Passion of Christ.
And, of course, we shall have a joyous service of Holy Communion on Easter at 10 a.m to celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. All are invited to join us for any and all of these services. All baptized Christians are invited to come to the Lord’s Table to partake of His Holy Eucharist.