Holy Week & Easter at Christ Church

Holy Week

April 14, 2019Palm Sunday – Holy Eucharist | 8, 9*, & 11 a.m.* & 5 p.m.
The Palm Sunday offering will benefit The Order of St. John and its ministry to the 130-year-old Jerusalem Eye Hospital. The hospital is the region’s only charitable provider of eye care and treats patients regardless of religious, political and/or ethnic backgrounds. Serious eye diseases are common among Palestinians, who suffer from rates of blindness 10 times greater than those of Western Europeans and North Americans.

April 15 – Holy Monday – Holy Eucharist | noon | Chapel

April 16Holy Tuesday – Holy Eucharist | noon | Chapel

April 17Holy Wednesday – Holy Eucharist with Music | noon | Church

April 18Maundy Thursday – Holy Eucharist & Stripping of the Altar | 7 p.m.* | Church

April 19Good Friday – Good Friday Liturgy | noon & 7 p.m. | Church

April 20Holy Saturday – The Great Vigil & First Eucharist of Easter | 7:52 p.m. | Church

April 21Easter Day – Festive Eucharist of Easter | 8, 9* & 11 a.m.* | 8 a.m. in the North Courtyard
Our Easter Offering this year is designated for Holy Cross Anglican School in Belize. The school helps provide education, meal programs, and a dental clinic to more than 500 children. This summer they hope to break ground on a new building that can serve as their chapel and a hurricane shelter to their community. Since 2009, 159 students and 24 adult leaders from Christ Church have traveled to spend a week working with the ministry. This summer we will add to that number with 39 new students and six adult leaders. You can contribute to the Easter offering online here.

* Childcare provided

Holy Week To Go

Be on the lookout for our Holy Week to Go resource table in the Christ Church Commons. We will offer take home or travel materials for individuals or families as we walk towards the cross during Holy Week.  

Wednesdays During Lent – Lenten Preaching Series

Join us Wednesdays during Lent for Noonday Prayers and a sermon. Services will be held in the Church from noon until 12:30 p.m. Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. ($6 donation). This year’s preachers are:

March 6 – The Rev. James P. Adams, Rector, Christ Church
March 13 – The Rev. Jemonde Taylor, Rector, St. Ambrose Episcopal Church, Raleigh
March 20 – The Rev. Christopher Edmonston, White Memorial Presbyterian Church, Raleigh
March 27 – The Rev. Stephanie Allen, Rector, Church of the Nativity, Raleigh
April 3 – The Rev. Dr. Luke Powery, Dean, Duke University Chapel, Durham
April 10 – The Rev. Lisa Saunders, Associate Rector, Christ Episcopal Church, Charlotte

Lenten Nourishment Emails

Beginning this week, you’ll receive a weekly email devotional. Check your inbox on Tuesday mornings and journey with us as we prepare to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus on Easter Sunday. If you’re not on our email list but would like to receive these messages, visit http://bit.ly/CCEmailList.

Tuesday, March 5 – Lent
Tuesday, March 12 – Thirst
Tuesday, March 19 – Discipline
Tuesday, March 26 – Darkness
Tuesday, April 2 – Fast
Tuesday, April 9 – Truth
Tuesday, April 16 – Passion

Seeds for the Season Lenten Dinners