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Holy Week at Redeemer

Palm Sunday, March 29, 8 am & 10:30 am
The day begins in a festive mood, commemorating Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem at the time of the Passover. Tradition holds that bystanders lined his path with palm branches as he entered, then the Jewish and Roman authorities plotted to arrest him. The liturgy moves from festive to somber—from triumph to tragedy—from palms to the cross, very quickly. We conclude by reading aloud the ‘Passion’ Gospel and we depart in silence, mindful of the events of the coming week.

Maundy Thursday, April 2, 7 pm
This evening begins at 7:00 p.m. with a simple supper that includes storytelling and foot washing. This meal reminds us that at times it is easier to serve than to be served.  It is humbling to wash another’s feet but it is also humbling to have yours washed.  It can open a new window to experience fully what it means to serve and be served-in doing it together we are all fed.  We conclude with a Eucharist in the church and stripping of the altar (in preparation for Good Friday) after which we hear the story of the Garden of Gethsemane and depart in silence as each of us is ready.

Good Friday, April 3, 7 pm
This year finds us returning to a walk through Morristown. It is a Contemporary Stations of the Cross in which we intentionally encounter some of the many ministries that take place all around us in this community. The walk this year is one mile, with brief stops at each place for reading and reflection. (The readings and reflections will be available for those who are unable to walk and wish to remain in the church.) We will return to Redeemer and nail whatever is in our hearts to the cross, after which we depart in silence into the night. The service and walk last about 1 ¼ hours.

The Great Vigil of Easter, April 4, 7 pm
This festive Eucharist begins in darkness as we gather together to hear stories of our faith and stories of Redeemer, in the chancel. It is an intimate first look at the dawning of Easter and we hope you will join us for a very different experience of the divine. This year our stories of Redeemer history will take us back to the 1930’s and 40’s, as seen through the eyes of our most long-term member.

Easter Sunday, April 5, 8 am & 10:30 am
The culmination of all of our Lenten preparations and penitence is the story of new life that begins, “Alleluia! Christ is Risen! Christ is Risen Indeed! Alleluia!” This is the feast of all feasts, where we proclaim the victory of life over death.

 

Blog Entry – March 12

On April 24th, Redeemer will once again make history on behalf of women’s ordination, but this time, it will be in the Roman Catholic tradition. On that day seven women from the Eastern Region of Roman Catholic Womenpriests will be ordained to the priesthood in our sanctuary. Read more

In the News: Life of former Morristown Councilman Joe Leidy, 86, to be celebrated March 7

Joseph “Joe” Leidy, a former Morristown councilman and planning board member who was involved in the Headquarters Plaza project, will be remembered by friends and family at a service on Saturday, March 7, 2015, at the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer.

Read more at Morristown Green

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