Holy Week and Easter Services 2017

Holy Monday (10 April):
8 pm Compline Service with reading of the Passion from St Mark’s Gospel.
Erik Heemskerk will give a meditation on the Passion.

Holy Tuesday (11 April):
8pm Compline Service with reading of the Passion from St Mark’s Gospel.
Siân Howes will give a meditation on the Passion (there is a student supper beforehand).

Holy Wednesday (12 April):
8pm Compline Service with the reading of the Passion from St Matthew’s Gospel.  We will be joined by the Sola Scriptura (Student Union) Choir and musical ensemble, who will play parts of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion!

Maundy Thursday (13 April):
8pm      Choral Communion with foot washing. Preacher: the Rev Trevor Whitfield.
This service begins with joy as we celebrate the institution of the Lord’s Supper and the washing of feet as our Lord did on the last night before his passion.  It concludes with the stripping of the altar and we leave in silence recalling our Lord’s arrest and the scattering of the disciples.

Good Friday (14 April):
We remember the death of our Lord on the Cross on this solemn day of fasting.
9am      Matins with Litany (Dutch)
8pm      Choral Evensong with reproaches and Litany (English). Preacher: the Rev. Jos Strengholt.

Holy Saturday (15 April)
9am      Morning Prayer (Dutch).   We remember the holy time of silence when Christ
went to the place of departed spirits and preached peace.

9pm      EASTER VIGIL (15 April) (English).  This is the first Easter service celebration.  We begin after the sun sets, with the lighting of the new fire and in candlelight for the singing of the Exultat and the baptism of Melina Macnaghten.  The lights come on and we express our joy at the Resurrection of our Lord.

 On the following 3 days we continue to express our joy at the Resurrection of our Lord!

EASTER SUNDAY (16 April): 10.30 am Choral Communion

EASTER MONDAY (17 April): 10:00 Choral Communion (Dutch liturgy/ English Sermon)

Easter Tuesday (18 April): 10:00 Holy Communion (said service)

 

 

 

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