The path from ashes to Alleluia is one that we walk together, in community. We make our way from the solemnity of Lent to the drama of Holy Week to the glory of Easter Sunday.

This Lent and Easter, we won’t be able to gather together as we normally would. But we can still make the journey together, wherever we are. Our holy season will look a little different this year, but the destination is the same.

We look forward to traveling with you. God bless you on your way.

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Curbside Communion

Celebrate the Risen Christ with the extended Cathedral family on Easter Sunday afternoon! You are invited to walk up or drive up to receive the Body of Christ from Cathedral clergy stationed outdoors starting at 1 pm. RSVPs are strongly encouraged. Please register below.
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Holy Week & Easter Online Services


Palm Sunday Online Service

March 28, 2021 • 11:15 am eastern time
Holy Eucharist with Liturgy of the Palms

We open Holy Week with a service marking the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem and move to the story of Christ’s utter rejection and crucifixion outside the gates of the city.

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Maundy Thursday Online Service

April 1, 2021 • 7 pm eastern time
Holy Eucharist with Stripping of the Altar

Maundy Thursday begins the Great Three Days (The Triduum) as we remember the Last Supper, the agony in the garden of Gethsemane and Jesus’ journey to the cross and crucifixion.

Preacher: The Rev. Canon Rosemarie Logan Duncan

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Good Friday Online Service

April 2, 2021 • noon eastern time
Solemn Liturgy of Good Friday

On this most solemn of days, we offer a service of scripture, music, and ancient prayer to mark the suffering, crucifixion, and death of Jesus Christ.

Preacher: The Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith

Reconciliation
Private online chapels: 10–11:30 am edt & 1–2:30 pm edt

Prior to and after the service, individuals can speak confidentially with a priest, confess their sins, and receive absolution via a private online Zoom chapel. Register here.

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Easter Sunday Online Service

April 4, 2021 • 11:15 am eastern time
The Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ: Festival Holy Eucharist

Join us as we proclaim the raising of Jesus Christ from the dead through word and song in a festive service marking the beginning of the Easter season.

Preacher: The Right Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde

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Lent & Easter Online Musical Performances


Palm Sunday Online Concert

March 28, 2021 • 6 pm eastern

Sopranos Laura Choi Stuart and Elissa Edwards present Leçons de ténèbres, an evocative piece by François Couperin that conveys the passion and agony of Holy Week. As we walk with Jesus to Calvary, this concert provides a soundtrack for the emotional journey that takes us from the cross to the empty tomb. Escape the business of the world and feel the power of a week that changed history. 

 

 

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Easter Day Online Organ Recital

April 4, 2021 • 2 pm eastern

Celebrate the Risen Christ with Cathedral organists Thomas Sheehan and George Fergus as they play a selection of uplifting music on the Cathedral’s Great Organ. Works of Lynn Trapp, Buxtehude, Simon Preston, John West, Florence Price, Denis Bédard, and Marcel Dupré. 

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Resources for Families & Kids

Download our Lent & Easter Companion for Children and Families, where you’ll find family-friendly resources for helping your kids experience a meaningful season.

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Lenten Meditations

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