On Wednesday evenings during Lent, we will follow the Stations of the Cross at 5:30pm in the church, followed by an Agapé Meal Eucharist and discussion in the Gallery, hosted by the J2A youth.
Join us each Thursday during Lent at 12:15pm in the Bloom Music Center for our annual series of concerts featuring talented young musicians.
Will MacDonald has been playing violin since he was five. He enjoys all styles of music and plays in three bands around town. He studies violin with Wynne Rife, jazz violin with Nick Coventry and fiddle with Matt Rolland. Will traveled to Washington DC for National History Day to perform fiddle music as the head boatman and great fiddle player on the Lewis and Clark Exhibition. He was a finalist in Tucson Symphony’s Young Artist’s Competition and was Arizona State fiddle champion in his age division many times, as well as runner up in the Overall Division. He part of TSO's outstanding Young Composers Project, writing two pieces for the symphony and a string quartet.
Almighty God, whose dear Son went not up to joy but first he suffered pain, and entered not into glory before he was crucified: Mercifully grant that we, walking in the way of the cross, may find it none other that the way of life and peace; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
O God, by the passion of your blessed Son you made an instrument of shameful death to be for us the means of life: Grant us so to glory in the cross of Christ, that we may gladly suffer shame and loss for the sake of your Son our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
On Holy Wednesday, also known as "Spy" Wednesday, we will follow the Stations of the Cross at 5:30pm in the church, then gather in the Murphey Gallery for a simple supper and an introduction to the liturgies of Holy Week presented by our guest preacher for Triduum, the Rev'd Canon Scott Gunn. The dinner will be followed by a service of Tenebrae in the church.
Join us for an ancient service of chant and candlelight as we prepare to enter into the holy days of the Triduum - Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday.
The Triduum begins, and we remember Christ's Last Supper with his disciples - his institution of the Eucharist, and his "new commandment" - that his followers should love each other as Christ himself loved them.
The Triduum continues on Good Friday with a solemn service commemorating Jesus' trial and crucifixion. There is no celebration of the Eucharist on this day - a stark illustration of Christ's death, and the weight of his absence. Communion is distributed from the reserved Sacrament - the last time it will be received until the Easter Vigil.
On Holy Saturday the Church is, as it were, at the Lord's tomb, meditating on his passion and death, and on his descent into hell, and awaiting his resurrection with prayer and fasting. This service of Morning Prayer calls us to reflect on the middle place between Christ's crucifixion and his resurrection. We will also hear together the words of "An Ancient Homily for Holy Saturday," an anonymous sermon from the fourth century.
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