Lent, the 40-Day Fast to prepare for Easter: Each year we are asked to prepare to celebrate the Resurrection of Christ by keeping the weeks of Lent as a time of corporate and personal renewal, through special attention to the spiritual disciplines of fasting, prayer, and works of mercy. Lent is forty days long, following the example of Christ’s fasting and temptation in the wilderness for forty days.
All the 40 days of Lent are to be kept as time of special observance and revival: during the season we are urged to make a retreat or attend a “quiet day,” to be regular about our own prayer life and Bible study, and to explore new ways of building up the corporate life of the Church, and to strengthen the outreach of the Church in mission among those who know not Christ or works of mercy with those in need. Each Wednesday and Friday in Lent is to be kept as a day of fasting or special discipline. The Lenten fast ends at sunset of Holy Saturday, when Easter begins.
All Christians are expected to observe Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday with care and devotion. Any kind of social celebration during Holy Week is always inappropriate.
Regular Sunday Services
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I
9:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II
10:00 a.m. Education Hour
11:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I
1:00 p.m. La Santa Eucaristia, Rito II
5:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II
7:30 a.m. Morning Prayer
12:05 p.m. Holy Eucharist
6:00 p.m. Evening Prayer (except Fridays during Lent)
The Golding Chapel is open throughout the day Monday through Friday for prayer and quiet introspection.