“From early times Christians have observed the week before Easter as a time of special devotion … They formed processions, worshipped where Christ suffered and died, and venerated relics.
“From this beginning evolved the rites we observe 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.” (source)
Everyone from the Mon Valley area is invited to celebrate Holy Week with us at St. Stephen’s, including visitors, travelers, former parishioners and those without a church. In addition, all baptized Christians are welcome to receive Communion in the Episcopal Church.
Maundy Thursday (March 29): Agape meal at 6:30 p.m., with service and stripping of the altar to follow
Good Friday (March 30): Liturgy at 12 noon; private confessions will be heard after the service, until 3 p.m.
Easter Sunday (April 1): Rite I service at 8 a.m., Rite II service at 10 a.m.