A Retrospective: Holy Week and Easter 2013
Grace Cathedral was bursting at the seams during Holy Week and Easter. From Palm Sunday to Easter Day, we welcomed nearly 6,000 people for services. Glorious music was sung by our visiting choir from New College, Oxford, our own Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys, and volunteer choir Camerata. From the haunting sounds of Allegri’s Miserere at Wednesday evening’s Tenebrae service to the exuberance of Langlais’s Messe Solennelle on Easter morning, music accompanied our walk to the Cross and our celebration of the Empty Tomb.
In the nave, our current exhibition Graced with Light
shimmered in the dark of the evening and shone in the brightness of the day, representing our prayers going up and the grace that enters our life daily. Bishop Marc presided at two Easter vigils on Easter eve, lighting the new fire of the season, and baptizing twenty adults and children. In her sermon on Easter morning, the Dean encouraged a 2,500-strong congregation to look for signs of new life all around them, and pave the way for grace to enter our lives and effect the transformation that Jesus’ resurrection promises each one of us.
Click here to listen to sermons from Holy Week and Easter.