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The Commons
Town and Village

St. Michael's Episcopal announces Holy Week schedule

Originally published in The Commons issue #403 (Wednesday, April 12, 2017).

BRATTLEBORO—During the final week of the Lenten season, St. Michael’s Episcopal Church celebrates Holy Week, a sacred time of the year for Christians when the events of Christ’s passion and death are remembered.

In revisiting the sacred stories, the hope is not only to remember but to experience the drama of these stories, according to a news release. St. Michael’s Episcopal Church is fully accessible. More information is available on the website or at the church office (802-254-6048). All are welcome at any or all of these services.

• Wednesday, April 12, 7 p.m., Tenebrae, “The Service of Shadows,” offers a time to be prayerful and reflective together in the midst of the darkness that is part of the Lenten season.

This is a quiet and contemplative service of scripture and poetry readings, cello and organ music, Taize chants and singing.

• Good Friday, April 14, 8 a.m. and 7 p.m., commemorates the Crucifixion of Jesus. During this solemn service, worshippers mourn for the death of Jesus and for their own sins.

• The Great Vigil of Easter, Saturday, April 15, 7 p.m. During the Easter Vigil, worshippers light the new fire of Easter and move from darkness to light, telling the ancient stories and proclaiming the Easter message, “Christ is Risen!” Participants are invited to bring bells and other musical instruments.

• Easter Sunday, April 16, 8 and 10:15 a.m., is the most important day of celebration in the Christian Year, the celebration of Christ’s overcoming death to rise to new life, offering his redemption and love to all. The 10:15 service includes festival music of Easter.

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