Services at 7:45, 9, 11:15 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Compline at 8 p.m.
9 a.m. service processes from the hillside courtyard across from St. George’s on the George St. side.
WALKING TOGETHER THROUGH HOLY WEEK
Tuesday, April 11 – Taize Evening Prayer – 7 p.m.
This service gently opens our hearts for Holy Week through the repetition of Taize hymns along with readings from scripture and prayers.
Wednesday, April 12 – Holy Eucharist with Healing Prayers – 12 p.m.
Maundy Thursday, April 13– 7 p.m.
We enter into the experience of the disciples stunned by Jesus’ insistence that he would take on the role of a servant and wash the feet of the others. Anyone who wishes will be able to have their feet washed – and wash the feet of others. The service will continue with Eucharist followed by the stripping of the altar. Stripping the church of every bit of decoration, we go to dark Gethsemane with the disciples, where they struggled to stay awake as Jesus prayed.
Good Friday Liturgy, April 14 – Noon and 7 p.m.
On Good Friday, we meet in a church that is so bare it even sounds different. We read the account of the Crucifixion according to the Gospel of John, following the traditional Prayer Book Good Friday service.
Good Friday, April 14 – Labyrinth – 10:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
The labyrinth is an ancient spiritual tool. Its winding path becomes a mirror of the way we live our lives. It touches our sorrows and releases our joys. Please join us to walk, search, and follow with an open mind and an open heart.
Good Friday, April 14 – Stations of the Cross: 1:45 p.m.
We will meet at Micah Ecumenical Ministries. For hundreds of years, the Stations have been a way to make a virtual pilgrimage in the spirit of pilgrims to Jerusalem walking the Via Dolorosa. We will walk in procession, stopping fourteen times at different sites in downtown Fredericksburg to pray and mark moments in Jesus’ journey to the cross and tomb.
Holy Saturday, April 15 – Morning Prayer, 8:30 a.m.
Easter Eve, April 15 – Liturgy of the Light – 5 p.m.
The Liturgy of the Light is one of the beautiful experiences Catechesis of the Good Shepherd gives us. It is a children’s Easter Vigil service, and adults are welcome as well. Each child receives their own “light of Christ,” and we conclude with a simple Eucharist prepared by the children. We will celebrate the Liturgy of the Light in the Nave. Nursery provided for toddlers and babies.
Easter Eve, April 15 – The Great Vigil of Easter – 8 p.m.
At the Easter Vigil, we gather in a darkened church. We light the Paschal (Easter) candle, and we are warmed by the candlelight retelling of stories from the Hebrew Scriptures. We sing our Alleluias for the first time in forty days! And we proceed with a celebration of the first Eucharist of Easter. Afterward, the celebration continues with festive food and drink at the Paschal Party in Sydnor Hall. In all, it is a powerful and dramatic celebration of Easter.