Holy Week and Easter at Advent

First time at Advent? Find out what to expect.

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Pastor’s Letter with Printable Schedule

Sunday of the Passion (Palm Sunday)

Saturday at 5:00 PM

Sunday at 9:30 AM

Holy Thursday

Thursday at 7:30 PM

Good Friday

Friday at Noon at Wyckoff Reformed Church

Friday at 7:00 PM at Saint Elizabeth’s Catholic Church

Easter

Saturday at 5:00 PM

Sunday at 6:30 AM and 9:30 AM

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Sunday of the Passion (Palm Sunday)

This service is actually comprised of two distinct liturgies. The easiest way to think about it is as a Service of the Word (Palms) attached to a “normal” mass setting (Passion). In addition to the story of Jesus’s entrance into Jerusalem, we will also read a brief selection from Luke’s passion narrative. To accentuate the distinction between the two liturgies, we will begin Sunday’s palm procession outside the church on the lawn (weather permitting). The Saturday liturgy will be the same as normal with the additional gospel reading taking the place of the first reading.

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Maundy Thursday

This is the simplest service for our Holy Week. While we will not be doing foot washing, this service will include anointing with oil for the individual forgiveness of sins. It also includes the stripping of the altar and time for meditation. While Advent has celebrated first communions on Maundy Thursday in the past, we will be celebrating them in May this year to make scheduling easier for families.

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Good friday service at Wyckoff reformed

Each year, a group pastors from Wyckoff join for a “Seven Last Words” service hosted by Wyckoff Reformed Church. The service consists of seven short reflections with time for prayer and song. It begins at noon and runs for just over an hour.

Good Friday Tenebrae Service with saint elizabeth’s

Our principal Good Friday liturgy will be a Tenebrae service hosted by St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church at 7 PM. The service will be co-led by readers and musicians from both of our congregations. Fr. Stephen and Pr. Joseph talk about the service and our continuing dialogue in the video at left.

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Easter

Easter is our most “normal” liturgy of the whole week. Our Saturday service will be almost identical to a typical service, while our Sunday liturgy will have a few more flourishes than usual. Jason is coordinating brass to accompany our hymns.

Easter Flowers

If you purchased flowers, they may be picked up after the 9:30 mass. Tulips, daffodils, and lilies are available for $10 per plant. Hydrangeas (6 inch pots) are available for $20 per plant. To purchase plants, please contact the church office or see the sign-up sheet in the narthex.