"An artist is a person that feels something must be expressed. The mysterious transaction called art is to create something another views. If the other is moved, message complete. It takes courage to say your thoughts - art is your voice, bring it to the All Saint Philip's Show." - Tony Schnarsky, Architect and Artist
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.
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 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 a discussion of the liturgies of Holy Week. The dinner will be followed by a service of Tenebrae in the church.
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.
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.
Join us in the Murphey Gallery at 12:45pm on Sunday, March 24th, for a special presentation with Fr. Eric Hollas, OSB, as part of our year hosting The Saint John's Bible.
Saint Philip's welcomes author and Episcopal priest, the Rev'd Jerry Anderson, to host a special presentation and signing of his new book "Ordained by Angels: A Memoir of an AIDS Chaplain." Join us for lunch and a public reading on Sunday, March 10th, 2019 at 12:30pm in the Music Center.