What is Holy Week?

Everything in Holy Week speaks of love.

The liturgies, which run from Palm Sunday on March 25 through Easter Sunday on April 1, are often long, for example, because love endures; the liturgies are sensual, because love depends on bodily intimacies (touch, smell, sight, sound); the liturgies are sorrowful, because every day love is violated; the services are mysteriously joyful, because no violation of love exhausts love’s mercy. Indeed, the Holy Week journey that recounts day by day the story of Christ’s death and so seems nothing if not tragic is, properly understood, from beginning to end the story of a wedding—everything speaks of love. Fr Gary Thorne, Chaplain 2006-2018

Holy Week Service Schedule

All services in the King’s Chapel unless otherwise specified.

Full music list, information about our Holy Week Missioners Fr. Christopher Snook and Dr. Alyda Faber, and other details available on the Chapel Website and in this year’s Holy Week Card.

Palm Sunday

11 a.m. Sung Eucharist
Procession with Donkey in the King’s Quad

Holy Monday

8 a.m. Sung Mattins

4:45 p.m. Sung Evening Prayer

5 p.m. Choral Eucharist (Chapel Choir)
address by Fr Christopher Snook

9:30 p.m. Sung Compline (Women’s Choir)

Holy Tuesday

8 a.m. Sung Mattins

4:45 p.m. Sung Evening Prayer

5 p.m. Choral Eucharist (Capella Regalis)
address by Fr. Christopher Snook

9:30 p.m. Sung Compline (Women’s Choir)

Holy Wednesday

8 a.m. Sung Mattins

4:45 p.m. Sung Evening Prayer

5 p.m. Choral Eucharist (Women of Chapel Choir)
address by Fr Christopher Snook
Featuring the 8th Century ‘Hymn of Kassia’

9 p.m. Tenebrae (Contemplative, candlelit, sung by Chapel Choir)
**At All Saints Cathedral, 1330 Cathedral Ln
Featuring Thomas Tallis’ L amentations of Jeremiah

Maundy Thursday

8 a.m. Sung Mattins

4:45 p.m. Sung Evensong

5 p.m. Footwashing

5:15 p.m. The Last Supper
address by Dr. Alyda Faber

** Followed by All-Night Vigil before the Altar of Repose, 7 p.m.-7 a.m.**

Good Friday

7 a.m. Morning Prayer

7:15 a.m. Said Holy Communion

10 a.m. Veneration of the Cross
address by Dr. Alyda Faber

Holy Saturday

11 p.m. The Great Vigil and First Mass of Easter

Easter Sunday

10:35 a.m. Sung Morning Prayer

11 a.m. Sung Eucharist

Easter Monday

5 p.m. Said Holy Communion

9:30 p.m. Sung Compline (Women’s Choir)