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Holy Week 2017

April 13 / Maundy Thursday

6: 00 PM Supper and Maundy Thursday Liturgy with members of Parroquia San Esteban

April 14 / Good Friday

10:30 AM Good Friday liturgy with Musical Meditations followed by hot-cross buns

April 15 / Great Vigil of Easter

8: 00 PM Meditations on God’s acts of creation, deliverance, and salvation; Lighting of the New Fire; Renewal of Baptismal Vows; and the first Eucharist of Easter

April 16 / Easter Day

10:30 AM Festive Eucharist, flowering of the Cross, followed by an Easter Feast

 

 

 

Disrupting Empire – service text

PDF: HT bulletin Mar 29 Palm Sunday 4

While empire in Jesus’ time consisted of distinct forms of oppression including military occupation, violence, unjust taxation, and slavery, … we have to look deeper and wider to put a recognizable face on empire. … As stated in To Seek Justice and Resist Evil, contemporary “empire is not dominated by any single state but by a network of powerful economic interests held together by the ideology of neoliberalism,” and furthermore, is a system in which most of us play some role, wittingly or unwittingly.
Living Faithfully in the Midst of Empire, United Church of Canada, 2006

Territorial Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that we gather upon the traditional territories of the Mississauga Anishaabeg, Haudenosaunee and Wendat Indigenous Peoples, the original nations of this land, who continue to cry out for justice.

prelude – Entry of the Kings

Opening – Prepare ye the way of the lord

Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem was not a simple act of obedience to God, following some preordained path to destruction and ancient prophesy. It was a radical challenge to an Empire that could not be physically resisted. It was a powerful act of political theatre and call to revolutionary change that still reverberates today. Unfortunately, empire continues to dominate our lives.
Let us prepare ourselves to join Christ’s parade into Jerusalem by first asking each other for forgiveness. Continue reading Disrupting Empire – service text

Disrupting Empire – Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem as political theatre

Palm Sunday, March 29, 2015

texts: Paolo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed; Zechariah 9:9-10; Mark 11:1-11

As Canadians and Christians we feel a lot of social pressure to be nice. To not cause trouble. Especially for folks who seem nice. Nobody should be distressed. Let’s keep everything, on the surface anyway, agreeable and pleasant. Well that’s nice isn’t it? Sometimes it’s even a good thing. But sometimes what is required is real honesty. Whether that’s telling our true feelings to a friend who needs to know, or speaking a difficult truth to those in power. Or even challenging our own assumptions.

However, that desire to smooth things over can be overwhelming at times. We may choose silence or couched words over challenging conversation. Or we may avoid someone or something altogether rather than offering a challenge and engagement that might spark personal growth or a healed relationship. Continue reading Disrupting Empire – Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem as political theatre

Sold out for Silver photos

“Sold out for Silver” was the theme of this year’s Ecumenical
Good Friday Walk for Justice, which started and ended with worship at Holy Trinity. Walkers visited
four stations in the downtown core to note modern-day crucifixions including environmental degradation,
human trafficking, unjust trials of refugee claimants and homelessness.

Photo by Josh Harrower
Gathered at Holy Trinity for an Ecumenical Good Friday service. Photo by Josh Harrower.

More photos available on the event Facebook page.

Holy Week and Easter at Holy Trinity

flowered cross at HT

 

Sunday, March 24 10:30 AM Palm Sunday Service with children’s program
Thursday, March 28 6:00 PM supper & service with children involved
Friday, March 29 10:30 AM service with children’s program
2:00 PM Ecumenical Good Friday Walk http://www.goodfridaywalk.ca/
Saturday, March 30 8:00 PM Great Vigil of Easter Service
Sunday, March 31 10:30 AM Easter Day Service with children participating
Holy Week services are bilingual – led by members & clergy of San Esteban & Holy Trinity