Holy Week at St. Andrew’s 2015

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Maundy Thursday commemorates the last night that Jesus spent with his disciples. It is the night which marks the beginning of the ritual of Holy Communion, the sharing of the bread and cup in memory of Jesus. The name, “Maundy Thursday”, comes from the Latin word for command, mandatum, for it was on this night that Jesus is remembered as giving a new commandment: “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, as I have loved you.”

The parishes of the ECUY observe Maundy Thursday together, at a common service at St. Andrew’s. We do not try to replicate the Jewish seder, or Passover meal, but we do have a tradition of sharing a potluck meal on this night featuring foods from the Middle East. We will celebrate Holy Communion in the context of this meal. We will also observe the ritual washing of each other’s feet, which is a sign of our willingness to serve one another as Jesus served us.

The service begins in the St. Andrew’s parish hall at 6:30 on Thursday, April 2.

Good Friday
The service of Good Friday begins at St. Andrew’s at 12:00 Noon. It is the day on which the Christian community remembers the crucifixion of Jesus.

Easter Sunday
The Feast of the Resurrection, or Easter Sunday, begins at St. Andrew’s at our regular worship time, 10:00 am, on Sunday, April 5.

Everyone is welcome.