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Holy Week and Triduum

Apr 13 - Apr 20

Note: All livestreamed events are also viewable on the Seminary of the Southwest Facebook page.

Holy Wednesday (4-13-22)

  • Tenebrae, 7:00 p.m., Christ Chapel
    • This Tenebrae will be an abbreviated office structured around chanted psalms, readings, and responsories. The distinctive ceremonial of the service includes fifteen candles, ultimately symbolizing the triumph of Christ over evil and death.
    • Click here to watch Tenebrae livestream

Maundy Thursday (4-14-22)

  • Noonday Prayer, 11:45 a.m., Christ Chapel, with the Exhortation
  • Maundy Thursday Agape Meal, following Maundy Thursday service, Dining Hall

    • Join us for an Agape Meal after the Maundy Thursday service. We’ll enjoy a delicious meal with our families and friends.
    • RSVP here
  • Maundy Thursday Watch 8pm – 7am, Christ Chapel
    • Following the Maundy Thursday service and Agape meal, an all-night vigil will be held in the chapel. You and members of your household are invited to symbolically keep watch with Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane through the night in one-hour increments. Check upcoming emails for sign up information. Please consider signing up here for one of the open slots on the Maundy Thursday vigil. Even if two people have already signed up for a time slot, anyone is still welcome!

Good Friday (4-15-22)

  • No Office services today.
  • Vía Crucis, 2:00 p.m., the Motte
    • Pray the fourteen Stations of the Cross with a solemn bilingual service with movement and music. All community members are welcome — no knowledge of Spanish required.

Holy Saturday (4-16-22)

  • Holy Saturday Liturgy, 11:45 a.m., Christ Chapel
    • If serving as a minister, please arrive at 11:15 a.m.
  • The Great Vigil of Easter, 8:00 p.m., Christ Chapel
    • Preacher: The Very Rev. Cynthia Briggs Kittredge
    • If serving as a minister, please come to the rehearsal at 1:00 p.m.
    • Clergy from the Southwest community and others who would like to join should arrive at 7:15 p.m. in order to vest and line up for the procession. Clergy should bring a cassock, surplice, and while stole.
    • Bring your bells, whistles, horns, and other noisemakers for this service!
    • Click here to watch Great Vigil of Easter livestream
  • Easter Gala Celebration, immediately following the Great Vigil of Easter, Weeks Center/the Motte

    • Christ is risen! Let’s feast!

Easter (4-17-22)

  • Easter Egg Hunt, 3 p.m., on the Motte
    • Join us for an Easter egg hunt! If you are bringing Easter egg hunters, bring a dozen prefilled Easter eggs to share.

Easter Monday (4-18-22)

  • No classes
    • You are invited to rest on Monday and celebrate Easter in its joyfulness the rest of the week.
  • Easter Monday Cookout, 4:00 p.m., the Motte
    • Come and celebrate the Great Fifty Days with our traditional cookout. Wild hog, lamb and a vegetarian option provided for the community. Bring a side and/or drinks and enjoy our shared life together!

Tuesday of Easter Week (4-19-22)

  • Community Eucharist, 11:45 a.m., Christ Chapel
    • As we are off on Monday, this will be our festal Easter celebration followed by Assembly.