Holy Week & Easter 2017

Bacon for Holy Week

The Cathedral welcomes a special guest: The Reverend Ed Bacon – a priest of the Episcopal Church (US Anglican) and a voice on issues of faith and justice for all. Until his retirement in May 2016 Bacon was rector of All Saints Church in Pasadena, California – a 4,000 member parish, with a reputation for energetic worship, and a progressive peace and justice agenda.

The author of 8 Habits of Love, Ed has been a regular guest host on Oprah Winfrey’s Soul Series on Oprah & Friends Radio, and a guest panelist in the Spirituality 101 segment of The Oprah Winfrey Show’s “Living Your Best Life” series. Ms. Winfrey recently named Ed Bacon a “Soul Teacher” on her “SuperSoul 100” list, a collection of “100 awakened leaders who are using their voices to elevate humanity.”

For cathedral parking passes click here

Monday of Holy Week
April 10, 2017

7:30pm – Word of Light – John’s Gospel in the Flesh (ticketed event)

A one-man dramatized story-telling of the Gospel of John by the Angus Stuart

The Reverend Angus Stuart’s acclaimed presentation of the Gospel according to St. Mark—Testimony of a Naked Man—led him to memorize the Gospel according to St. John and prepare a presentation of the entire gospel.  The gospels were originally meant to be heard, not read: these one man performances engage the audience with the text and flow of the gospel narrative making a wonderful way to begin Holy Week 2017.

Suggested Donation $20.00

Tickets Available online (via eventbrite) and from the Cathedral Office and from St. Francis-in-the-Wood Parish Office

Proceeds to benefit the ministries of Christ Church Cathedral and St. Francis-in-the-Wood Testament of a Naked Man Ministries.  

Parking available 6-9pm at Park Place Parkade. Cathedral Parking Pass Required.

Tuesday of Holy Week
April 11, 2017

12:10pm – Chrism Mass  
You are welcome to this diocesan liturgy with Bishop Melissa Skelton presiding and preaching.  This liturgy includes renewal of baptismal and ordination vows, blessing of oils, and hymn with a homily from Bishop Melissa Skelton.    A light lunch follows (suggested donation $6.00)

2:10pm – Workshop: The Ministry (or vocation) of Oneness in Tribalistic (or Polarized) Times.”  Join the Reverend Ed Bacon in a 90 minute session on life in the era of Donald Trump.

6:15pm – Simple Supper and Book Launch (ticketed event) – A light supper with Ed Bacon and a presentation on his book 8 Habits of Love: Overcome Fear and Transform Your Life.   Meet and have conversation with author Ed Bacon priest, pastor and frequent guest on Oprah’s Soul Series.

Tickets Available online (via eventbrite) and from the Cathedral Office

7:30pm – Tenebrae
The second day of Holy Week is observed with the service of Tenebrae – a reflective service of candlelight, music and prayer. Sung by the Cathedral Choir.

Parking available 6-9pm at Park Place Parkade. Cathedral Parking Pass Required.

Wednesday of Holy Week
April 12, 2017

7:30pm – Performance and Dialogue by Avi Dolgin
Jonah is a tale of repentance and God’s forgiveness and it is so much more. It’s an existentialist tale of self-doubt, and terrible business travel (including a three-night stay at the Sheraton Leviathan). A dialogue about Jonah and the rest of us will follow the performance.

Parking available 6-9pm at Park Place Parkade. Cathedral Parking Pass Required.

Maundy Thursday
April 13, 2017

7:30am Eucharist

6:15pm Simple Supper (for those attending the service)

7:30pm Commemoration of the Institution of the Lord’s Supper – Choral Eucharist, Washing of the Feet and Stripping of the Altar
Preacher  The Rev. Ed Bacon
Followed by a said Compline in the Park Room and then we will keep the Maundy Thursday Watch until midnight.

Parking available 4-9pm at Park Place Parkade. Cathedral Parking Pass Required.

Good Friday
April 14, 2017

10:30am – Good Friday Family Activity

Presider: Dean Peter Elliott
Preacher: The Reverend Ed Bacon
Music: Cathedral Choir

Parking available 8:30am-4pm at Park Place Parkade. Cathedral Parking Pass Required.

Easter Day :  The Sunday of the Resurrection
April 16, 2017

Easter Vigil and The First Eucharist of Easter
5:30am – Easter Vigil

The most beautiful liturgy of the Christian year, the Easter Vigil celebrates the work of God throughout the ages. With story, songs and symbols the new life inaugurated by the resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated. From 5:30 to 6:15 a.m. the liturgy of the word (in the Cathedral Chancel—enter the lower level door), 6:30 lighting of the Easter fire (in the Hillman Garden) 6:45 Baptisms and Sung Eucharist—come when you can but it’s best to be present for the whole liturgy.  Bring a bell!  Festive Breakfast follows in the Parish Hall

8am: Celebration of Baptism and Holy Eucharist—with a focus on families and children
Join Bishop Melissa Skelton and Judy Steers for a celebration of Easter especially for children and families. Sing Easter Carols and stay for Easter themed activities!

10:30am: Festival Choral Eucharist (* this event will be broadcast live)
Dean Peter Elliott preaches, Bishop Melissa Skelton presides at this choral Eucharist with the Cathedral Choir and Instrumentalists

5:30pm: Baptism and Eucharist with the St. Brigids Congregation
Presider: The Rev. Marnie Peterson

8pm Gregorian Chant: The Service of Compline
Can there be a better way to conclude the Holy Week pilgrimage than with the meditative sounds of Gregorian Chant

Parking available 5am-9pm at Park Place Parkade. Cathedral Parking Pass Required.


(Artwork by Roy Henry Vickers, used with permission)