Holy Week Christian Observances

Catholic and Protestant Services on Campus

Holy Week Christian Observances on Campus Catholic and Protestant

This Sunday is Palm Sunday, which is the first day of "Holy Week," the highpoint of the Christian year. In both Catholic and Protestant church traditions, Holy Week is the time Christian's remember Jesus' arrest, trial, crucifixion, death, burial, and resurrection. Holy Week worship services contain various seasonal elements that differ from the rest of the year.

The Nazareth Catholic and Protestant communities will celebrate the following services during Holy Week. All are welcome!

Sunday, March 29 - Palm Sunday
7:00pm- Catholic Mass in Linehan Chapel
8:30pm- Protestant Worship - Palm Sunday Tazie Service

Thursday, April 2 - Holy Thursday (Maundy Thursday)
8:00pm- Catholic Mass of the Lord's Supper in Linehan Chapel (includes footwashing.) This liturgy recalls the Jewish Passover celebration and Jesus' Last Supper with his diciples, as recorded in John 13. It concludes with a procession of the Eucharistic sacrament to a side altar of repose and a time of private prayer.

Friday, April 3 - Good Friday
12:30pm- Liturgy of the Lord's Passion in Linehan Chapel (includes Holy Communion and veneration of the wood of the cross.) The chapel is open all day for private prayer.

Sunday, April 5- Easter Sunday

7:00pm- Catholic Mass in Linehan Chapel

8:30pm- Protestant Worship service in Linehan Chapel. Have you ever questioned the truth of the resurrection--but were too afraid to admit it? Join us for Protestant Worship on Easter Sunday for a discussion on the importance of doubt in our faith.

Undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff of any faith tradition (or none) are welcome at all religious observances at Nazareth College.

If you will not be on campus, check with churches in your area for the times of these services that celebrate renewal and hope in human life.

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