March 6 – April 21, 2019

Ash Wednesday & Holy Week

Ash Wednesday

Wednesday, March 6

Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return. – Genesis 3:19

The Cathedral observes the first day of Lent with the liturgy of the Holy Eucharist and the Imposition of Ashes at four services throughout the day.

Spoken services are offered in the morning in the intimacy of the Cathedral’s chapel of St. James. At the afternoon and evening services, celebrated in the Crossing, the choir offers contemplative music befitting this solemn occasion

Event Dates Times Location
A Service of the Word March 6 7:15 AM Chapel of St. James Details
Holy Eucharist & Imposition of Ashes March 6 8:30 AM Chapel of St. James Details
Holy Eucharist & Imposition of Ashe... March 6 12:15 PM Crossing Details
Holy Eucharist & Imposition of Ashe... March 6 7 PM Crossing Details

Palm Sunday

Sunday, April 14

The Palm Sunday liturgy takes participants on a journey from Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem through the Passion story of his betrayal, persecution and death as experienced through processions, readings and music.

Event Dates Times Location
Blessing of the Palms April 14 9 AM Chapel of St. Martin Details
Blessing of the Palms & Choral Euch... April 14 11 AM Crossing Details
Choral Evensong April 14 4 PM Great Choir Details

Holy Tuesday

Tuesday, April 16

On this special day in the life of the Church, the clergy of the Diocese of New York gather to reaffirm their ordination vows and observe the consecration of sacramental chrism oil. All are welcome to attend this 10:30 am liturgy, which takes the place of our regular 12:15 pm Eucharist.

Event Dates Times Location
Morning Prayer April 16 8 AM Chapel of St. Martin Details
Liturgy of Collegiality April 16 12:15 PM Crossing Details
Evening Prayer April 16 5 PM Chapel of St. Columba Details

Maundy Thursday

Thursday, April 18

Sunset on Maundy Thursday marks the beginning of the Holy Triduum, the three-day liturgical sequence that recalls the passion, death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Event Dates Times Location
Morning Prayer April 18 8 AM Chapel of St. Saviour Details
Evening Prayer April 18 5 PM Chapel of St. Columba Details
Maundy Thursday Eucharist April 18 7 PM High Altar Details
All-Night Vigil April 18 9 PM Baptistry Details
The Inferno: A Reading April 18 9 PM Crossing Details

Good Friday

Friday, April 19

The Cathedral offers many unique ways to observe this most solemn day of the church year. No 12:15 pm Eucharist or 5 pm Evening Prayer this day.

Event Dates Times Location
Morning Prayer April 19 8 AM Chapel of St. Martin Details
Good Friday Liturgy April 19 12 PM High Altar Details
Stations of the Cross April 19 2:30 PM Nave Details

Easter

Sunday, April 21

Event Dates Times Location
The Great Vigil of Easter April 20 7 PM High Altar Details
Holy Eucharist April 21 8 AM Chapel of St. Martin Details
Holy Eucharist April 21 9 AM Chapel of St. Martin Details
Festal Eucharist for Easter Day April 21 11 AM Crossing Details
Festal Evensong April 21 4 PM Great Choir Details

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