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Holy Week and Easter

Against all common sense, in the bleakest of circumstances, life is breathed into a place that seems lifeless. The story of Easter is at the heart of the Christian faith, and each year Trinity Church moves through it slowly and deliberately.

Worship Schedule

Walk with us through Holy Week as we remember the last days of Jesus’s life, from his joyous entry into Jerusalem, to a bittersweet meal with his disciples, to his betrayal, trial, and execution. What begins with Palm Sunday culminates in the Triduum, a three-part service that arcs from Maundy Thursday through Good Friday and, finally, into the joy of Easter.

Palm Sunday, March 24

Jesus enters Jerusalem triumphantly. Riding on a humble donkey, he is greeted by cheering crowds.

Holy Eucharist8am | 9am | 11:15am

Solemne eucaristía y bendición de los ramos (en español) | 2pm

Compline by Candlelight | 8pm
St. Paul’s Chapel

Holy Wednesday, March 27

With every step, Jesus draws closer to the cross. “Believe,” he tells his people urgently. “Believe in the light, so that you may become children of the light.”

Tenebrae | 6pm

Maundy Thursday, March 28

Jesus sits at the Passover table in a room filled with his closest friends. He gives them a new commandment: “Love one another.” Later that night, he is betrayed and arrested.

Maundy Thursday Holy Eucharist | 6pm

All-Night Vigil | 8pm–11:30am

Good Friday, March 29

Jesus is beaten, stands trial, and is sentenced to death. From the cross, alongside two criminals, he speaks, “It is finished,” and takes his last breath.

Liturgy of Good Friday | 12:05pm

Sermón de las siete palabras y veneración de la santa cruz (en español) | 5:30pm
St. Paul’s Chapel

Holy Saturday, March 30

Jesus’s body, anointed with spices and wrapped in a clean linen cloth, lies in a new tomb. A great stone covers the opening.

The Great Vigil | 8pm

Easter Sunday, March 31

The earth shakes. The stone rolls back. Jesus is here again, truly here. Death did not win.

Simple Holy Eucharist | 8am

Family-Friendly Festive Eucharist | 9am

Festive Eucharist | 11:15am

Solemne eucaristía de la resurrección del Señor (en español) | 2pm

The Path to Easter

Journey with Trinity’s Faith Formation team through the Lenten season — a time of sacred stillness when we pay attention to the ways God is at work in the world and within us.
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Can We See God? Mary Magdalene Shows Us How

March 29, 2024 | By The Faith Formation Team

When Mary Magdalene encounters the risen Jesus in the garden that first Easter morning, she recognizes him because he calls her by name. May we open our hearts to experience God in our own lives this Easter — and remember we are loved, called, and forgiven.

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Scripture Reflection: How Love Defies Expectation

March 22, 2024 | By The Faith Formation Team

What kind of king do we expect to see in Jesus? It’s a good question for Holy Week, suggests Trinity’s Faith Formation team, a time when our expectations are upended and salvation looks different than we’d imagined.

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Scripture Reflection: What We Gain by Letting Go

March 15, 2024 | By The Faith Formation Team

What does it mean to follow Jesus’s example and lay down our lives? Trinity’s Faith Formation team suggests “it’s in letting go of power, the endless work of protecting ourselves at the expense of others, that we find true freedom — our deepest wants and needs met in community.”

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Scripture Reflection: Overcoming the Wilderness

March 8, 2024 | By The Faith Formation Team

“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son . . .” might be the most well-known verse in the Bible — but what about Jesus’s mysterious words just before? Digging into the Book of Numbers for context, Trinity’s Faith Formation team helps us see God asking us to trust that even in the most uncertain circumstances, resurrection is on the way.

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Scripture Reflection: Transformed From the Inside Out

March 1, 2024 | By The Faith Formation Team

This Sunday’s Gospel story — when Jesus drives money changers out of the temple court — is familiar but puzzling. Is Jesus overturning worship norms, or is there more to the story? Trinity’s Faith Formation team suggests there’s a deeper meaning behind Jesus’s demonstration: It’s a proclamation of God’s presence alive and at work within each of us.

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Scripture Reflection: Not the End of the Story

February 23, 2024 | By The Faith Formation Team

“Death isn’t a secret or surprise for any of us, even Jesus. In fact, it’s an essential part of being alive. But when we spend our time and energy fighting the inevitable, we lose sight of the life happening right in front of us.” Trinity’s Faith Formation team digs into Sunday’s scripture reading from Mark’s Gospel and considers a paradox of the Christian faith: The path to wholeness, purpose, and connection is through surrender.

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Scripture Reflection: Fully Embracing God’s Love

February 16, 2024 | By The Faith Formation Team

Looking ahead to Sunday’s scripture readings, Trinity’s Faith Formation team considers what it means to fully embrace God’s love, even when it leads us down unexpected and sometimes uncomfortable paths: “Who knows where God will send us — beloved and driven by the Spirit — to help heal our broken world?”

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