Lent, Holy Week, and Easter
In the Christian tradition, Lent, Holy Week, and Easter together make up an especially sacred and special period in the Church year. Together we experience the fullness of human life – sorrow, joy, contemplation, fasting, celebration, and, above all, gratitude for what Christ has done for us in his life, ministry, death, and resurrection. Please join us!
Worship and Formation During Lent
During the forty days before Easter Sunday, Christians all over the world are invited "to the observance of a holy Lent, by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God's holy Word" (BCP p265) Join us here at Saint Philip's as we journey together through this season of reflection and prayer.
Holy Week Services
Holy Week provides a liturgical experience of the last days of Jesus' earthly life, as well as the time and events leading up to his resurrection. The three holy days, or Triduum, of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday are at the heart of the Holy Week observance, culminating with the Great Vigil of Easter. We invite you to join us for as much of Holy Week as you are able as we enter together into the story of Christ's Passion.
Easter Sunday Services
The celebration of Christ's Resurrection, which lasts from Easter Sunday through the Day of Pentecost, is the oldest part of the Church Year. On Easter Sunday we will celebrate the Passover of Christ from death into life, and our own passover in Holy Baptism, in which “we were buried with Christ in his death and raised with him.” For information Holy Baptism at Easter or another time, contact Fr. Peter Helman.