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Our regular worship schedule includes four services on Sundays -- 8:30 a.m. Eucharist; 11 a.m. Choral Eucharist; 3 p.m. Choral Evensong; and 6 p.m. evening Eucharist on the labyrinth -- as well as Choral Evensong sung by our Choir of Men and Boys on Thursdays at 5:15 p.m.
 

Highlights of Holy Week

Free and open to all. 
 

Palm Sunday

Sunday, March 29
 
Palm Procession
11 a.m. 
We hold a single, combined service with a palm procession and a Choral Eucharist sung by the Grace Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys.
  
Stations of the Cross
6 p.m.
Come together to sing and meditate on the last seven words from the Cross.
 
Tenebrae
Wednesday, April 1 at 6 p.m. 
Based on the monastic prayer service of vigils, Tenebrae is a simple, yet powerful choral service sung by the Grace Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys.
 
Maundy Thursday
Thursday, April 2 at 6 p.m.
Foot washing ceremony and the Holy Eucharist, sung by the Cathedral Camerata.
 

Good Friday

Friday, April 3
 
Pilgrimage to Calvary
1 p.m.   
Reflections on Christ’s seven last words from the Cross, with a meditative chant.
 
The Liturgy of Good Friday
3 p.m.
This choral service is a meditation on the Cross and the death of Jesus and prayers for the world.

Celebrate the Joy of Easter!
 
The Great Vigil of Easter
Saturday, April 4 at 9 p.m.
Beginning entirely in darkness, the Great Vigil is gradually illuminated by kindling the new fire and the lighting of the giant Easter candle and candles for the worshippers. 
 
Choral Eucharist
Sunday, April 5 at 8:30 a.m.
A joyful service of Holy Eucharist with hymns, organ music and a sermon.
 
Choral Eucharist with Brass and Timpani
Sunday, April 5 at 11 a.m.
Hymns and chants are accompanied by the Grace Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys alongside brass and timpani.
 
Evening Eucharist
Sunday, April 5 at 6 p.m.
A simple, reflective service including prayer, scripture, readings, singing, a sermon and Holy Communion.

A Retrospective: Holy Week and Easter 2014

Grace Cathedral was bursting at the seams during Holy Week and Easter. From Palm Sunday to Easter Day, we welcomed nearly 7,000 people for services. We welcomed guest preacher Dr. Esther Mombo of St. Paul's United Theological College, Kenya, at our Good Friday service. Glorious music was sung by the Grace Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys and Camerata, our volunteer choir. From the powerful sounds of Francis Poulenc's 4 Lenten Motets at Wednesday evening’s Tenebrae service to the exuberance of  Let All the World in Every Corner Sing by Ralph Vaughan Williams 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.

Click here to listen to sermons from Holy Week and Easter.

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