Lent, Holy Week and Easter

Each liturgical feast, fast and season has its own special character.  To help congregations travel through the whole spiritual landscape of the Church’s year, these resources are provided for some key events:  Ash Wednesday and its focus on repentance and returning to God, Passion Sunday also known as Palm Sunday with its dramatic readings from the Gospels, Maundy Thursday and the washing of feet, Good Friday and its solemn celebration of the Lord’s death, and the great Vigil of Easter, complete with lighting of the new fire, special readings and psalms, renewal of baptismal promises and celebration of the resurrection. 

For the other Sundays and weekdays of Lent and the Easter Season, up to and including Pentecost, variations on the “Gathering in God’s Name” section of the Eucharist are also offered.