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HOLY WEEK and EASTER 2015

Stations of the Cross – Stations of the Cross is a simple service derived from the experience of devout Christians in Jerusalem as long as 1500 years ago.  On Good Friday and other penitential occasions, Christians would follow the way Jesus took from the Garden of Gethsemane to Calvary. Fourteen “stations” were designated as brief places to stop, remember, and pray in thanksgiving for our Lord’s faithfulness in suffering and dying for each one of us and showing this to be the way of God for us and the whole world.

On Good Friday St. Mark Lutheran, St. Luke’s Roman Catholic, and St. George’s Episcopal Church pray The Way of the Cross as we walk the few blocks from St. Luke to St. George’s. In addition to being a prayerful Good Friday devotion, this is a wonderful witness to our community.

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Maundy Thursday, April 2

7:00 pm – Celebration of the Institution of the Eucharist, Foot Washing, Stripping of the Altar 
Good Friday, April 3
12:10 pm – Way of the Cross Procession from St. Luke’s Catholic Church to St. George’s, followed by soup in the parish hall.
7:00 pm – With St. Mark, the Solemn Collects, Devotions before the Cross, the Passion according to St. John. 
Easter Vigil, April 4
8:00 pm – At St. Michael’s, O’Fallon, Lighting of the New Fire, the Exultet, Litany of the Saints, and first Eucharist of Easter. 
Easter Day, April 5
8:00 am – Holy Eucharist with Hymns
9:30 am – Children’s Easter Egg Hunt
10:30 am – Solemn High Eucharist (incense)