Walking Through Holy Week
We will want to offer everyone services we can do at home, as individuals or families for each day of the Triduum, the Great Three Days: Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Vigil. These services are at the heart of the Christian Year, as we have always understood it. And I join my colleagues from around the diocese in commending the at-home services to you, which come to us (with their generous permission) from the Episcopal priests of Please read them, explore them and, if possible, give them a try.
Preparing your Alleluia's
As we begin our preparation for the festival of Easter we anticipate the return of the Alleluia to our song. Why not make your own "Alleluia" to post in your window and share with your neighbors the joy of the Risen Christ!
We have 2 different Mosaic Alleluia's for you. One is comprised of four 8 1/2 x 11" tiles great for individuals or small families.
The other contains thirty-six 8 1/2 x 11 tiles (33 to color) and is like a puzzle to fit together. Take some time over these next days to create your own Alleluia!
All these can be downloaded from our Website: https://www.stmatthewsevanston.org/workshops
Good Friday Stations of the Cross : click here
This neighborhood walk was developed by one of our members using The Book of Occasional Services with the hope that we might all benefit from a good reason to get outside - with proper protection and physical distancing, of course! Please join me in thanking Jennie!
Good Friday worship at Home: click here
As an alternative to reading the Passion, we invite you to consider listening to the St. John Passion by Bob Chilcott recorded live on Good Friday 2018 by St. Matthew's Choir: click here
Heart-wrenching and gorgeous.
Click here to find the text for the Chilcott and read along.
Easter Vigil Worship at home: click here
There are also live-streamed services well worth looking into, as well, if you wish. I personally recommend those offered by the National Cathedral, Trinity Church Wall Street, and our own St. James Cathedral. These services are certain to provide a grandeur and a sense of the holy.
Easter Sunday will be online worship at 10:30am!
Worship is done via zoom and you must have the appropriate invitation. Access to this information is sent out through our weekly Eblast. If you do not already receive this, you can add gain access by filling in the information form here.