Since the earliest days of the church, the liturgies of Holy Week and Easter have been the most important of the year for Christians. Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Easter Vigil don’t just commemorate the final days and events of Jesus’ life, they recreate them. They invite us to walk with Jesus on a journey of friendship, betrayal, suffering, grief, death, astonishment, mystery, love and victory.

Holy Week is an emotional and spiritually powerful experience that renews our faith in God’s power to overcome death, sin, and evil, and leaves us inspired to live every day in a way that proclaims love wins. The journey begins next Sunday. Traveling it will renew your faith, restore hope, and inspire you to proclaim God’s love with your whole life. We hope you will join us.

Holy Week and Easter Schedule

Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday, April 9
8:30 & 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist
Music and children’s procession with palms at 10:30

Monday in Holy Week, April 10
12:10 p.m. Holy Eucharist (Chapel)

Tuesday in Holy Week, April 11
12:10 p.m. Holy Eucharist (Chapel)

Wednesday in Holy Week, April 12
10:00 a.m., Holy Eucharist (Chapel) 
6:30 p.m., Tenebrae
A spoken service of darkness, led by youth

Maundy Thursday, April 13
6:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist, followed by the stripping of the altar
Maundy Thursday recalls the events of Jesus’ betrayal and arrest and the night before he died. At the end of the Maundy Thursday service liturgy, the consecrated elements of bread and wine are placed on the altar in the Nativity Chapel as a way of symbolizing Jesus’ prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane before his arrest. An ancient tradition of the church is to keep a prayer vigil with the sacrament as a way of watching and praying with Jesus as he faces the final hours of his life. This year, the chapel will be open from 8:00 pm until 12:00 am for anyone who wishes to pray. You can sign up for specific times by contacting Brother James Dowd at jdowd@episcopal-ne.org.

Good Friday, April 14
12:00 p.m., Good Friday Liturgy
6:30 p.m., Good Friday Liturgy with Cathedral Choir

Easter Eve, April 15
9:30 a.m., Holy Saturday Liturgy (Chapel)
5:30 p.m., The Great Vigil of Easter
Cantate and Laudate Choirs, Cathedral Schola Cantorum, Trinity Handbell Ensemble, and instrumental ensemble

Easter Day, April 16
8:30 & 10:30 a.m. Festival Choral Eucharist
The Rt. Rev. J. Scott Barker, celebrant and preacher
Trinity Cathedral Choir and brass ensemble