PALM SUNDAY, March 25th
Join us for Palm Sunday as we remember Jesus' Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem. Services times are as follows.
8:30am, St. George’s Chapel - Morning Prayer
10am, Procession with Palms & Holy Communion – St. George’s Church
(meet on the stairs in front of the the church at 9:45am)
11am, Procession with Palms & Holy Communion – Calvary Church
(meet in Gramercy Park at 10:45am, enter via gate on west side)
5pm, Evensong Service – Calvary Church
The Triduum comprises the center of our Holy Week observance, and are all much more powerful (and comprehensible) if you attend all three. Think of them as the paschal mystery broken down into three parts: passion (Thursday evening), death (Friday), and resurrection (Saturday night/Sunday morning).
On most Sundays, Calvary-St. George’s offers services at both Calvary and St. George’s. However, because these are the three most important days in the Christian year, we observe them together in combined, parish-wide services:
MAUNDY THURSDAY, March 29th
The Solemn Liturgy of Maundy Thursday, St. George’s Church– 6:00pm
On Maundy Thursday, we remember the mandatum, or the new commandment, given by our Lord to his disciples after he washed their feet: “If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet… A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another” (John 13:14, 34-35).
The Procession from St. George’s to Calvary – The Streets of New York – 7:00pm
This is the one occasion of the year when both Calvary and St. George’s are used within a single service. On this night, St. George’s Church represents to us the upper room, where the Last Supper was held. After the service, the ministers lead the congregation in silence to the Chapel of Repose in Calvary Church, reflecting in prayer on what has happened before, and on Christ’s walk with his disciples to the garden of Gethsemane.
The All-Night Watch – Calvary Church – 8pm Thurs. - Noon Friday
277 Park Avenue South at East 21st Street
At the Chapel of Repose, the faithful take turns keeping watch and prayer throughout the night. Different parishioners have taken responsibility for each hour of the night, but anyone may join the watch at any hour.
GOOD FRIDAY, March 30th
Calvary Church Services - noon, 6pm
On Good Friday, in a dimly lit church, the sanctuary stark and stripped bare, we gather together to contemplate the mystery of God incarnate, sacrificed for those he created and loves.
Following each Good Friday service, priests are available to hear private confession in the Chapel of Repose and the Chapel of the Holy Cross at Calvary Church. A service book is provided, and all who wish to are invited to make their confession. In the Anglican tradition, our belief about private confession to a priest is that “all may, some should, and none must.”
GOOD FRIDAY CHILDREN'S SERVICE, March 30th
St. George's Church, 10:30am
This is an interactive Good Friday service designed especially with children in mind.
HOLY SATURDAY, March 31st
The Office of Holy Saturday, 10am - Calvary Church (15 minute service)
Holy Saturday is where the liturgy brings us into the tomb with Jesus. Join us for the solemn and reflective service as we await the joy of the resurrection.
The Great Vigil of Easter, 8pm - Calvary Church
Service begins outside Calvary Church at 277 Park Avenue South at East 21st Street
The Great Vigil of Easter is the central service of the Christian year. The service begins on the steps of Calvary Church, where a great fire is lit. The service continues in the dark church, where readings of solemn prophecies of the Old Testament recall God’s saving deeds in history. The Great Vigil continues with a baptism. Suddenly, the church is flooded in light, the organ blasts and chimes ring out, the news is shouted throughout the church: Christ is risen! The choir and congregation join in singing the joyful Easter hymn: Jesus Christ is risen today!
EASTER SUNDAY, April 1st
Celebrate the glory of The Resurrection at our three regular Sunday service times.
St. George’s Chapel, 8:30am - Morning Prayer
St. George’s Church, 10am - Holy Communion
Calvary Church, 11am - Holy Communion
There will be no 5pm service on Easter Sunday.