Reverend Laird Duran from Jonesboro has graciously consented to conduct Holy Eucharist on Palm Sunday,
April 13, 2014. Services begin at 10:00 AM.
POT LUCK WILL BE SERVED IN THE PARISH HALL AFTER THE SERVICE.
The seven days before Easter are referred to as Holy Week, during which we commemorate the events and circumstances of our Lord’s last earthly days.
Palm Sunday or Passion Sunday is the first day of Holy Week. On this day we commemorate Christ’s entry into Jerusalem to proclaim his messiahship. The color is purple or red.
Maundy Thursday derives its name from the word meaning “mandate’ or commandment.” On this day our Lord commanded the apostles to love one another as he had loved them, and to partake of the Blessed Sacrament “in remembrance of me,” as he instituted the Lord’s Supper. The Lenten color changes to white. Following the service, the altar is stripped of everything except the cross to symbolize Christ’s being divested of his garments.
On Good Friday, the darkest day of the Christian Year, services are held, often at noon, the hour of Christ’s crucifixion, when the faithful meditate upon the cross and upon the last hours and words of Christ.
With Easter Eve, Holy Week comes to a close. An ancient service, the Vigil of Easter, is celebrated between sunset on Holy Saturday and sunrise on Easter Day.
The key to the Christian faith is found in the fact Christ is risen. Sin and death have been vanquished and God’s power over our spiritual enemies is acknowledged and accomplished.
The date of Easter is always the first Sunday after the full moon that occurs on or after the spring equinox on March 21. Therefore Easter cannot be earlier than March 22 or later than April 25. The Easter Season includes Ascension Day and lasts a full fifty days, ending with the Day of Pentecost. The color is white.
NO HOSPITALITY ASSIGNMENTS
SINCE WE ARE ENTERING THE LENTEN SEASON, THERE WILL BE NO HOSPITALITY ASSIGNMENTS UNTIL AFTER EASTER.
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