As we enter into Holy Week, we find special significance in this remembrance of the central events of our faith. And we also know that we cannot observe these days in the way we would prefer. Here at St. Paul’s we have assembled a variety of opportunities to help you find strength and meaning in these days. Please see below for a compilation of the many ways you can join in the rituals of the church surrounding Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection.
OBSERVANCE OF THE TRIDUUM
Triduum is the Latin word for “three days,” and refers to the period beginning on the evening of Maundy Thursday (April 1) and closing on the evening of Easter Sunday (April 4). To mark each day, the Episcopal clergy of the Berkshires and the Diocese of Western Massachusetts have created short and meaningful services you can watch on YouTube at any time on these days, as well as live services available on the Zoom platform.
Maundy Thursday, April 1, 5:00 pm on YouTube
St. John’s Church, Williamstown, has created and recorded a beautiful service remembering Jesus’ last supper. The service premieres on YouTube at 5:00 pm, and will be available anytime thereafter for your worship.
Watch the Premier on YouTube
A prerecorded service of reflection and meditation is available to watch at anytime. An accompanying script is also available for download and/or printing.
Prerecorded Maundy Thursday Service
Reflection and Meditation Script for download or printing
Good Friday, April 2, 6:00 pm on Zoom
We worship again with friends from throughout the county in a service originating from many of our beautiful worship spaces and including John’s Passion story, veneration of the cross, music, and prayer.
Join us on Zoom
Good Friday Service Bulletin
A prerecorded service of reflection and meditation is available to available to watch at anytime.
Prerecorded Good Friday Stations of the Cross
The Easter Vigil, April 3, 8:00 pm on Facebook and YouTube
The clergy and people of the Diocese of Western Massachusetts worship together in this pre-recorded service premiering on Saturday evening (and available afterward as well). This beautiful service of light and story includes the season’s first celebration of Easter and is the most-beloved Prayer Book liturgy for many, including the clergy of St. Paul’s!
Diocesan Facebook Watch: https://www.facebook.com/EpiscopalWMA
Diocesan YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/DiocesewmaOrg
Easter Sunday, April 4, 9:00 am on Zoom
The St. Paul’s community will gather for a festive service of Easter, including hymns, chanting, prayer, and preaching. Wear your Easter best (and a hat!) for the festive coffee hour following.
Join us on Zoom
Meeting ID: 647 333 282 Passcode: 850475
or call 1-646-558-8656 (Meeting ID – 647 333 282)
Bulletin – Easter Sunday