Holy Week & Easter

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On Sunday, April 14, we enter the most significant eight days of the liturgical year: Holy Week & Easter Day. Below you will find a complete listing of services from April 14 through April 21. Services in bold typeface are sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys or the Gentlemen of the Choir.

Holy Week Services

Palm Sunday, April 14

  • 8am: The Liturgy of the Palms & Said Eucharist.
  • 9am: The Liturgy of the Palms & Sung Eucharist.
  • 11am: The Liturgy of the Palms & Solemn Eucharist of the Passion. Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys. Sermon by Fr Turner.
  • 4pm: Solemn Evensong. Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys. Sermon by the Rt. Rev. Richard Chartres

Holy Monday, April 15

  • 8am: Morning Prayer & Low Mass.
  • 12:10pm: Sung Eucharist. Hymns sung by the congregation. Sermon by Fr Moretz
  • 5:30pm: Solemn Eucharist. Sung by the Gentlemen of the Choir. Sermon by the Rt. Rev. Richard Chartres
  • 6:45pm: A Holy Week Musical Meditation (Part I): Dupré and other works. Played by Associate Organist Benjamin Sheen.

Holy Tuesday, April 16

  • 8am: Morning Prayer & Low Mass.
  • 12:10pm: Sung Eucharist. Hymns sung by the congregation. Sermon by Fr. Bennett
  • 5:30pm: Solemn Eucharist. Sung by the Gentlemen of the Choir. Sermon by the Rt. Rev. Richard Chartres
  • 6:45pm: A Holy Week Musical Meditation (Part II): de Maleingreau and other works. Played by Organist and Director of Music Daniel Hyde

Holy Wednesday, April 17

  • 8am: Morning Prayer & Holy Eucharist.
  • 12:10pm: Solemn Eucharist. Sung by the Gentlemen of the Choir. Sermon by Fr. Spencer
  • 5:30pm: The Office of Tenebrae. Sung by the Choir of Men and Boys.

Maundy Thursday, April 18

  • 12:10pm: Solemn Eucharist. Sung by the Gentlemen of the Choir. Sermon by Fr Moretz.
  • 5:30pm: The Solemn Liturgy of Maundy Thursday. Sung by the Choir of Men and Boys. Sermon by the Rt. Rev. Richard Chartres.

Good Friday, April 19

  • 10:30-11:30am: Confessions. A priest will celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation with you.
  • 12 – 3pm: The Three Hours Devotion.With the Gentlemen of the Choir. Meditations on the seven last words of Christ by the Rev. Elaine Farmer.
  • 3:30-5pm: Confessions. A priest will celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation with you.
  • 5:30pm: The Solemn Liturgy of Good Friday. Sung by the Choir of Men and Boys. Sermon the Rt. Rev. Richard Chartres.

Holy Saturday, April 20

  • 5:30pm: The Great Vigil & First Eucharist of Easter. Sung by the Choir of Men and Boys. Sermon by the Rt. Rev. Richard Chartres.

Easter Sunday, April 21

  • 8am: Solemn Eucharist of the Resurrection. Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys, with the Saint Thomas Brass. Sermon by Fr Turner
  • 11am: Solemn Eucharist of the Resurrection. Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys, with the Saint Thomas Brass. Sermon by the Rt. Rev’d Richard Chartres
  • 2:30pm: Organ Recital. Played by Benjamin Sheen.
  • 3pm: Solemn Evensong. Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys. Sermon by Fr Spencer

Read more information and explanations of the liturgies of Holy Week.