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Church of the Holy Spirit
Episcopal Church


3/29/2015 – 4/5/2015
08:00AM – 12:00pm

Church of the Holy Spirit
28 Church St 
West Haven, CT 06516
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Holy Week Schedule

Sunday March 29                                    Palm Sunday                                  8 & 10 am

Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem is re-created. His arrest and trial are also re-imagined as we enter into the mysteries of the week.

10 am service begins in the Common Room for the blessing of palms and procession into Church.


Wednesday            April 1          A Time for Contemplative Prayer                  6pm
                                                           Eucharist from Reserved Sacraments


                                                              A Service of Tenebrae                                      7 pm

The gradual extinguishing of candles and darkening of the Church

while a series of scripture passages are read. This service reminds us of the sad abandonment that Jesus experienced in his last days


                              Thursday April 2             Maundy Thursday Eucharist                    7pm
                                                                 Foot Washing and Stripping of the Altar

This service commemorates Jesus’ last night, his final two commandments – “do this in remembrance of me” and “serve one another” – as well as the next day when his body was prepared for burial


                                       Friday April 3                    Walking the Stations of the Cross          noon

45-minute service with walking meditations on the 14 Stations following the route Jesus walked from his prison to the Cross


                                                                           Good Friday Liturgy with Veneration of                 7pm
                                                                   the Cross and Eucharist from Reserved Sacrament

45-minute service with homily, solemn prayers and

Eucharist from the Reserved Sacraments


                                               Saturday April 4                           Easter Vigil                                                 7pm

Candlelight Vigil-turned-Easter celebration with Eucharist


                                             Sunday April 5                  Sunrise Service @ Bradley Point           6:30 am
                                                                     Easter Resurrection Eucharists          8 & 10 am