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April 9, 2017
Palm Sunday begins Holy Week, which is the last week of Lent, commemorating the last week of our Lord’s life leading to his Passion, Death on the Cross, and Burial. The Palm Sunday Liturgy is one of the most beautiful of the whole year, beginning with the blessing of Palms and procession with Palm Branches and moving to the reading or enacting of the story of the Passion.
Blessing of the Palms and Liturgy of the Passion
8 a.m., 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the Cathedral
(for 9 a.m., gather in the courtyard)
Procession of the Palms and Singing of the Passion
11 a.m. in the Cathedral
5 p.m. in the Cathedral, with prelude at 4:15 p.m. by the Houston Treble Choir.
April 15, 2017
Once again on Holy Saturday, Brigid’s Place invites you to Easter in Memory of Her, an innovative service of music and mediation that celebrates the voices of the women who loved Jesus — Mary the Mother, the woman at the well, the woman who anointed Jesus, Mary of Bethany, and Mary Magdalene.
The service imagines the thoughts and prayers of the women surrounding Jesus and blends them with the music performed by singers from the Houston Chamber Choir and words written by Rice University professor April DeConick and Cathedral Canon Betty Adam.
Following last year’s service, DeConick commented, “The performance of Easter in Memory of Her at Christ Church Cathedral was stunningly beautiful. I don’t think there was a dry eye in the congregation including my own. The women soloists were outstanding yet again. Every time I see this performance I am taken to the cross. It has become my Easter.”
Adam shared, “Easter in Memory of Her continues to be a powerful experience for me — to confront the cross together with these beloved women, whose grief pours forth as well as their unwavering devotion. It helps me gain a deeper understanding of my own spiritual journey. I am so glad we can bring a presentation of such depth and beauty to the Houston area.”
Easter in Memory of Her will be held on Holy Saturday, March 26, at 4 p.m. and is free and open to the public.