Holy Week Services Announced By Grace Episcopal

Friday, April 11, 2014
Holy Week services following Palm Sunday, leading up to Easter at Grace Episcopal Church, 20 Belvoir Ave. are:
 
Maundy Thursday, 7 p.m. – This liturgy commemorates Jesus’ commandment to love one another and includes the washing of feet and if followed by a night-long vigil.
 
Stations of the Cross on Friday, April 18, 11:30 a.m. begins in the courtyard and moves through the grounds unless the weather sends it into the Nave. A meditative experience, the service follows Jesus’ journey to the cross.

 
Good Friday Liturgy,  April 18, 12:15 p.m., is solemn and quiet, centering around Jesus’ crucifixion.
 
Easter Vigil,  Saturday, April 19, 8 p.m., is a service which begins outdoors with the kindling of the new fire, which is carried into the darkened Nave. It's first part is a remembrance of the salvation history of God’s people, followed immediately by the first service of Easter. This liturgy will be followed (in true Grace style) with a champagne reception and potluck goodies. Please bring potluck goodies.

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Roy Exum: Heroes Gather On July 14

Oliver North, whose journey as American patriot has not been an easy one, never lost hope. He once admitted he lied to Congress under oath, was found guilty of three felony counts after he followed the direct orders of his superiors, and then endured the wrath of the ignorant before the ACLU – of all sources – had the charges vacated. The former Lt. Colonel in the Marine Corps ... (click for more)