Categories: Church, Services

Please join us for the Three Days leading to Easter

Do join us at our services from Maundy Thursday to Easter Day. Cathie James, our Master of Ceremonies, writes:

“Following on from the forty days of Lent, we begin the Easter Triduum on the evening of Maundy (Holy) Thursday (24 March 2016). The word Triduum comes from the Latin meaning three days and during this time  we commemorate the events that lie at the heart of our faith: the institution of the Eucharist, the passion, the crucifixion and death of our Lord, his descent to the dead, and finally his glorious resurrection on Easter Sunday morning. It includes the Easter Vigil, the high point of the Triduum and it ends on the evening of Easter Day (27 March in 2016).”  See more at Easter at St Michael & All Angels and our Events Calendar.

Thursday March 24th: Maundy Thursday

8pm: Solemn Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Mass setting : Missa Orbis Factor
Ubi Caritas – Ola Gjello
Motet: Prayer to Jesus – Oldroyd

Preacher: Fr Neil Evans, Hon Assistant Priest

Friday March 25th: Good Friday

Noon: Children’s Passion. A dramatic and moving telling of Christ’s journey to the cross. Children are encouraged to take part and to stay for hot cross buns afterwards. Followed by:
1pm: Stations of the Cross

2pm: The Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion
Music: Motet – A Litany – Walton
Reproaches: Finlandia – Sibelius
Motet: Jesu, grant me this I pray – Gibbons
Preacher: Fr Neil Evans, Hon Assistant Priest

8pm: Tenebrae – a contemplative service for Good Friday with pictures, prayers, readings and music, led by Sarah Lenton, subdeacon, with the St Michael’s Choir soloists.
*Please note that this service will now take place at St Peter’s Acton Green, on Southfield Road. All welcome.

Sunday March 27th: Easter Day

5.30am: Dawn Vigil & First Mass of Easter (Please note: Clocks go forward at 2am)
Music: Mass setting – Little Organ Mass – Mozart
Acclamation: Victimae paschali laudes – Plainsong
Motet: Dum transisset – Taverner
Preacher: Fr Neil Evans, Hon Assistant Priest
followed by Parish Breakfast 

10am: Parish Eucharist of Easter
Music: Mass setting – Little Organ Mass – Mozart
Acclamation:  Alle psallite
Anthem: Sing ye the Lord – Bairstow
Preacher: Sarah Lenton

6.30pm Evensong & Benediction
Preacher: Mother Eileen McGregor, Hon Assistant Priest