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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

WEDNESDAY IN HOLY WEEK

Collect:

O Lord God, whose blessed Son our Savior gave his back to the smiters and hid not his face from shame: Grant us grace to take joyfully the sufferings of the present time, in full assurance of the glory that shall be revealed; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

12:10 pm, High Altar
Sung by the Gentlemen of the Choir. Sermon by Fr Ritter.
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, Saint Thomas Church Parish House
5:00 pm, Parish House
5:30 pm, High Altar
Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

MAUNDY THURSDAY

Collect:

Almighty Father, whose dear Son, on the night before he suffered, did institute the Sacrament of his Body and Blood: Mercifully grant that we may thankfully receive the same in remembrance of him who in these holy mysteries giveth us a pledge of life eternal, the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord; who now liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit ever, one God, world without end. Amen.

9:00 am – 8:30 pm, Fifth Avenue Entrance
The church doors open at 9am and are open through the end of the Watch, which follows the 5:30pm liturgy. Seating for services is available on a first come basis.
12:10 pm, High Altar
Sung by the Gentlemen of the Choir. Sermon by Fr Turner.
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm, Saint Thomas Church Parish House
5:00 pm, Parish House
5:30 pm, High Altar
Includes the Mandatum, the Procession of the Sacrament, and the Stripping of the Altar. Sung by the Choir of Men and Boys. Sermon by the Rev. Prof. Mark McIntosh.
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Saint Thomas Church Parish House

Friday, March 30, 2018

GOOD FRIDAY

Over the years, we've had many guest preachers meditate on the seven last words of Christ at the Three Hours Devotion. Among them:

Meditations on the Seven Last Words of Christ (2015) by Fr Austin, Fr Spurlock and Fr Daniels
Meditations on the Seven Last Words of Christ (2014) by Fr Mead, Fr Austin, Fr Spurlock and Fr Daniels
Jesus' Seven Last Words from the Cross (2012) by The Right Rev'd Dr Robert Gillies, Bishop of Aberdeen
Meditations on the Seven Last Words of Christ (2011) by Canon Andrew Diestche
Meditation on the Seven Last Words of Christ (2010) by The Very Reverend Joseph Britton
Seven Addresses on the Last Words of Our Lord from the Cross (2007) by Fr Andrew

Among some of the sermons preached at the 5:30pm Good Friday Liturgy are these:

Crucifixion & Clarity (2013) by Fr Daniels
The Blood is on Our Hands (2012) by Fr Spurlock
Father, Into Thy Hands I Commend My Rubbish (2011) by Fr Spurlock
I Thirst (2010) by Fr Austin
A Sermon for Good Friday (2008) by Fr Mead

Collect:

Almighty God, we beseech thee graciously to behold this thy family, for which our Lord Jesus Christ was contented to be betrayed, and given up into the hands of sinners, and to suffer death upon the cross; who now liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost ever, one God, world without end. Amen.

10:00 am – 7:30 pm, Fifth Avenue Entrance
The doors open at 10:30am for confessions. The Three Hours Devotion begins at 12pm, and the doors will remain open through the end of the 5:30pm service.
10:30 am – 11:30 am, Resurrection Chapel
A priest will celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation with you. If the priest is hearing someone else's confession, please wait in the pews nearby until the priest is available. Alternatively, you may make an appointment with a priest for confession.
12:00 pm, High Altar
Meditations on the Seven Last Words of Christ by the Reverend Fleming Rutledge.
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm, Resurrection Chapel
A priest will celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation with you. If the priest is hearing someone else's confession, please wait in the pews nearby until the priest is available. Alternatively, you may make an appointment with a priest for confession. Fr Turner will hear confession in the Resurrection Chapel just to the right of the chancel. Mo Mallonee will hear confessions in the north aisle of the church at the rear of the Chantry Chapel.
5:00 pm, Parish House
5:30 pm, High Altar
Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys. Sermon by the Rev. Prof. Mark McIntosh.
6:30 pm, Saint Thomas Church Parish House

Saturday, March 31, 2018

HOLY SATURDAY

Collect:

O God, Creator of heaven and earth: Grant that, as the crucified body of thy dear Son was laid in the tomb and rested on this holy Sabbath, so we may await with him the coming of the third day, and rise with him to newness of life; who now liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

9:30 am – 12:15 pm, Saint Thomas Church Parish House
10:00 am – 11:00 am, Saint Thomas Church Parish House
4:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Fifth Avenue Entrance
The Fifth Avenue doors open at 4:30pm for the service which begins at 5:30pm.
5:00 pm, Parish House
5:30 pm, High Altar
Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys. Sermon by the Rev. Prof. Mark McIntosh.