April 5, 2023

Holy Week 2023

As the global Church has journeyed through this season of Lent, we find ourselves stepping into the heart of what defines the word Christian.  During the final week of Lent, we embark on what the Church has called ‘Holy Week’ where we remember, mourn and celebrate the life, death and eventual resurrection of Jesus.

We will be offering a guide to participate in Maundy Thursday with your own group of friends and families. Our Good Friday Liturgy and Potluck will take place at Vesper starting at 6:30pm. And then we have a self-guided Holy Saturday Vigil that you can walk through at home with your family, roommates or friends.

Maundy Thursday – April 6

Maundy Thursday traditionally commemorates the foot washing and last supper of Jesus with his disciples. It is rooted in the instruction that Jesus gave his disciples to “Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” We will practice this tradition in with your own group of friends and families).

Maundy Thursday Guide

Good Friday Joint Liturgy & Potluck – April 7
6:30 PM at Texas Fed

Join us on Friday as Vox, The Vine, Restore Austin, Austin New Church, Journey Imperfect Faith Community and Peace of Christ Wilco come together to observe Good Friday at the Texas Fed. The liturgy will begin at 6:30 PM with a potluck to follow.

Good Friday Potluck Registration

Holy Saturday Vigil – April 8

We like pain or drama wrapped up quickly. So we’d prefer to move right from the death of Good Friday to the life and hope of Easter Sunday. But Holy Saturday is the church’s attempt to wait – to sit and feel the loss and darkness deeply – as the disciples would have on Saturday. This night is tough. But we believe Sunday is a fuller and deeper experience if we’ll first wait and mourn well on Saturday. You can walk through a self-guided vigil with your family or friends at home.

Holy Saturday Vigil Guide

[Photo by Mathias P.R. Reding]

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