Holy Week 2023
From early times Christians have observed the week before Easter as a time of special devotion. As the pilgrim Egeria recorded in the late fourth century, Jerusalem contained many sacred places that were sites for devotion and liturgy. Numerous pilgrims to the holy city followed the path of Jesus in his last days. They formed processions, worshipped where Christ suffered and died, and venerated relics. From this beginning evolved the rites we observe today on Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday. These services provide a liturgical experience of the last days of Jesus' earthly life, as well as the time and events leading up to his resurrection (An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church, page 252).
Good Friday | April 7, 2023 at 12 NOON
Join us at St. Thomas Episcopal Church to observe a special Good Friday service with the Rev. Mother Kassinda Ellis and Guest Preacher, Paula Kong-Sinclair.
St. Thomas is located at 6 Commonwealth Boulevard, Bellerose, NY 11001
Good Friday | Sermon from the Jamaica Deanery
Holy Saturday: Easter Vigil | April 8, 2023 at 6 PM