This holiest week of the Christian year reaches from our glad “hosannas” of Palm Sunday, through the encroaching darkness of Tenebrae, the foot washing on Maundy Thursday, our own witness to Jesus’ passion and death on Good Friday, to the first flames of resurrection light at the Great Vigil of Easter.
Each Easter, we decorate our treasured cathedral with seasonal flowers. This cherished tradition is an opportunity to remember a departed loved one or honor a special person with a donation. Tributes received by April 13 will be on our full listing online.
The cathedral’s worship and formation teams have prepared a PDF of resources to guide your prayers and worship as you join our live stream services from home during Holy Week — read and download it here.
The Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday | (In-Person and Livestream)
Sunday, April 10, 11 a.m. Choral Eucharist
A Eucharist with a grand palm procession sung by the Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys. In one liturgy, we commemorate Jesus’ triumphal entrance into Jerusalem, as well as his passion and death.
Chrism Mass | (In-Person and Zoom)
Tuesday, April 12, 10:30 a.m.
Our bishop, the Rt. Rev. Dr. Marc Handley Andrus, gathers people from area Episcopal churches for a pastoral address and the annual renewal of ministry and blessing of oils.
Tenebrae | (In-Person and Livestream)
Wednesday, April 13, 6 p.m.
Based on a monastic service of vigils, Tenebrae is a simple, powerful service of readings and choral responsories sung by Men of the Cathedral Choir.
The Great Three Days, the Triduum, unfold as one seamless liturgy celebrated over three days. The Great Three Days illumine the mysteries of Jesus’ servant ministry, death and resurrection.
Maundy Thursday | (In-Person and Livestream)
Thursday, April 14, 6 p.m.
We recall the Last Supper and follow Jesus’ command to wash one another’s feet. The Eucharist is celebrated with fullness, and then gives way to a vigil. Sung by the Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys.
Friday, April 15, 10 a.m. to 2:20 p.m.
Clergy are available for confession and counsel throughout the day in the Chapel of Grace. No appointment needed.
Good Friday | (In-Person and Livestream)
Friday, April 15, 3 p.m.
We honor the mystery of Jesus’ death and love for the world with the chanted St. John Passion, the veneration of the Cross, and solemn music by the Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys.
Holy Saturday | (Zoom)
Saturday, April 16, 9 a.m.
A simple Morning Prayer service blends lament and cautious hope as we keep watch together.
The Great Vigil of Easter | (In-Person)
Saturday, April 16, 9 p.m.
The Vigil begins in darkness and is gradually illuminated by kindling new fire as we celebrate Christ’s Resurrection with adult baptisms and the first Eucharist of Easter. Music by a mixed quartet of singers and organ.
Choral Eucharist | (In-Person: Nave)
The Men of the Cathedral Choir with Organ
Choral Eucharist with Brass and Timpani | (In-Person and Livestream)
The Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys
Vesper Light Easter Eucharist | (In-Person and Zoom)
Festal evening service with Holy Communion and hymns