Ascension : News From St Marys
Submitted by The Islander (Islander Editors) 29.03.2012 (Article Archived on 12.04.2012)
This coming Sunday is Palm Sunday and the beginning of Holy Week. There will be a Family Eucharist in St. Mary’s
St. Mary’s Church
Ascension Island (Diocese of St.Helena)
From: FATHER CHRISTOPHER BROWN
This coming Sunday is Palm Sunday and the beginning of Holy Week. There will be a Family Eucharist in St. Mary’s with the traditional Palm Sunday procession
and the blessing of the Palm crosses. Some of the prayers will be led by the
children and the address will give them something to think about.
In the very first Holy Week, a lot of very unholy things happened to Jesus: treachery, mob-violence, disloyalty, jealousy, malice, deceit and injustice to name a few so why call it holy week? ...because in Holy week, God defeated satan and overcame the forces of evil; because the holy purposes of God out– weighed, out-shone and out-played the unholy actions of unholy people.
In Holy Week, God’s love triumphed over mans’ hate, good overcame evil, and the holy love of God forgave and transformed our weak sinful natures. In the last week of Jesus’ earthly ministry, in the flesh, the events of the cross and resurrection changed the course of human history and brought into being a new People of God.
Services in Holy week:
Sunday, April 1st. Palm Sunday—Family Eucharist. 10-30 am..
Thursday, April 5th. Maundy Thursday - Evening Eucharist of the Lord’s Supper.
Includes: ceremonial stripping of the altar. 7-00pm.
Friday, April 6th. Good Friday - Celebration of the Lord’s Passion . 2-00pm.
Sunday, April 8th. EASTER SUNDAY - Festival Eucharist 10-30 a.m..
Christians of all denominations are invited to join with us at all of our services.
The Annual Vestry Meeting will take place at St. Mary’s Church on Sunday, 15th April during divine service. Please read full details on the Church notice board.