Holy Week and Easter 2017 at Trinity Wall Street and St. Paul’s Chapel

April 9 – 16, 2017

In Lower Manhattan

Palm Sunday – April 9

Palm Sunday Holy Eucharist

St. Paul’s Chapel, 8am

The Rev. Phillip Jackson preaches.
A simple spoken celebration of the Palm Sunday Liturgy and Eucharist.

Palm Sunday Holy Eucharist

Trinity Church, 9am

The Rev. Winnie Varghese preaches.
A celebration of the Palm Sunday Liturgy and Eucharist with hymns.

Palm Sunday Holy Eucharist

St. Paul’s Chapel, 9:15am-10:15am

The Rev. Phillip Jackson preaches.
A service for the whole family, focusing on teaching about Palm Sunday.

Palm Sunday Blessing of the Palms and Procession

St. Paul’s Chapel & Trinity Church, 10:30am-11:15am

Palm Sunday begins at St. Paul’s Chapel with the blessing of the palms, refreshments, and a procession that moves, rain or shine, down Broadway to Trinity Church for the continuation of the liturgy.

Palm Sunday Liturgy

Trinity Church, 11:15am-12:30pm

The Rev. Winnie Varghese preaches.
A festive celebration of the Palm Sunday Liturgy with hymns and music by The Choir of Trinity Wall Street. The Liturgy will conclude with the Passion from the Gospel According to Matthew.

Music:

Gibbons—Hosanna to the Son of David
Lotti—Crucifixus
Bruckner—Christus factus est

Watch the procession and liturgy

Wednesday – April 12

Tenebrae

Trinity Church, 6pm-7pm

The Office of Tenebrae is sung by The Choir of Trinity Wall Street. During the service, candles are gradually extinguished while a series of readings and Psalms are recited and chanted, followed by meditative musical responses. Followed by the Agape Meal in the Manning Room in Trinity Church.

Agape Meal

Trinity Church, Manning Room, 7pm-8:15pm

A simple, reflective meal, guided by readings and silence.

Maundy Thursday – April 13

Maundy Thursday

Trinity Church, 6pm-7:30pm

Sermon by the Rev. Winnie Varghese. Music provided by The Choir of Trinity Wall Street, Family Choir, and the Trinity Youth Chorus.
This service commemorates Jesus’ last supper with his friends and his commission to service in the ritual of footwashing. It concludes by preparing the church for Good Friday.

Music:

Ives—Nos Autem Gloriari
Duruflé—Ubi caritas
Tallis—If Ye Love Me
Stanford—Beati quorum via
Duruflé—Tantum ergo

All Night Vigil Before the Blessed Sacrament

Chapel of All Saints in Trinity Church, 8pm Thursday-8:15am Friday

A silent vigil of prayer and meditation through the night before the Reserved Sacrament, concluding with communion at 8:15am on Good Friday.

Good Friday – April 14

Communion from the Reserved Sacrament

Chapel of All Saints in Trinity Church, 8:15am

The Liturgy of Good Friday

Trinity Church, 12:05pm-1:30pm

Sermon by the Rev. Dr. Mark Francisco Bozzuti-Jones.
The liturgy for Good Friday with congregational hymns and a sermon. Music by The Choir of Trinity Wall Street.

Saturday – April 15

The Great Vigil of Easter

St. Paul’s Chapel, 8pm-10pm

The Rev. Phillip Jackson preaches. Music provided by The Choir of Trinity Wall Street, Family Choir, the Trinity Youth Chorus.
This symbol-rich liturgy features candlelit readings, Psalms, and canticles. It continues with the joyful arrival of Easter with festive music, Holy Baptism, and the first Eucharist of Easter. Followed by light refreshments. Everyone is encouraged to bring bells to celebrate.

Music:

Monteverdi—Cantate Domino
Byrd—Sing Joyfully
Palestrina—Sicut cervus

Performers: The Choir of Trinity Wall Street, Family Choir, the Trinity Youth Chorus

Easter Day – April 16

Easter Festive Eucharist

St. Paul’s Chapel, 8am-9am

The Rev. Elizabeth Blunt preaches.
A simple but festive celebration of the Eucharist.

Easter Festive Choral Eucharist

Trinity Church, 9am-10am

The Rev. Winnie Varghese preaches.
A festive celebration of the Eucharist with Easter hymns and other music, led by The Choir of Trinity Wall Street.

Music:

Wood—This Joyful Eastertide
Rachmaninoff—Having Beheld the Resurrection

Easter Festive Eucharist for Families with Children

St. Paul’s Chapel, 9:15am-11am

The Rev. Dr. William Lupfer preaches and the Rev. Dr. Mark Francisco Bozzuti-Jones celebrates. Hymns and music by members of the Trinity Youth Chorus with Brass.
A simple but festive celebration of the Eucharist with Easter hymns, with a focus on families with children. Hymns and music by members of the Trinity Youth Chorus with Brass. Followed by a special coffee hour.

Easter Festive Choral Eucharist

Trinity Church, 11:15am-12:30pm

The Rev. Dr. William Lupfer preaches.
A festive celebration of the Eucharist with Easter hymns and other music by The Choir of Trinity Wall Street, the Trinity Youth Chorus, and Family Choir with Brass and Percussion.

Music:

Prelude: Selections for Brass and Percussion
Wood—This Joyful Eastertide
C.H.H. Parry—I was Glad
Thompson—Alleluia
Stanford—Ye Choirs of New Jerusalem
Widor—Toccata from Symphonie No. 5

There will be no Compline service held on Easter day, April 16.