The word "Maundy" comes from a Latin word "mandatum" that means "command." On this day in human history Jesus said to his disciples: "A new command I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you are also to love one another." Jesus said this immediately after having showed them how they were to love... by washing their feet.
It was also on this day that the Lord instituted the Eucharist meal by celebrating the Passover with his disciples and using it as a sign of what he would do on the next day, on Good Friday. Please join us as we participate in those same two acts - washing one another's feet and celebrating the Lord's Supper together.
On the Friday prior to Easter, Good Friday, the Church traditionally marks the crucifixion, suffering, death, and burial of Jesus. Services on this day are a time of both somber reflection as well as preparation for the celebration of Easter morning. At All Saints, our service includes a dramatic reading of the passion narrative from the gospel of John, a brief homily, and a time of prayer. The congregation leaves in darkness and silence.
Although Good Friday is marked by sadness and mourning, it is not without joy. We hope that those who gather on Friday and leave in darkness will return on Sunday in the light of the celebration of Easter and the resurrection.
Bring a flower to church on Easter to participate!
Why is there a giant cross in our courtyard? In this video, Tim explains the tradition of the flowering cross and what you can do to participate this Easter.
Easter Sunday is April 4. In order to help accommodate all those who wish to worship with us on that day, RSVP's is by general admission and All Saints staff will arrange seating.
Seats are still available at the 8AM service. All other services are currently waitlisted. If you want to attend a certain service, please join the waitlist and we will contact you as seats become available.
If your preferred service time is full and your schedule allows, please consider worshipping at one of the other times in order to help make room for those whose schedules are not flexible.
All services will be live-streamed as well as in person. There will be no 10:30 AM Chapel Eucharist nor 5 PM worship service on that day.