March 6 – April 21, 2019

Lent at the Cathedral

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

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Ongoing Lenten Programming

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Sunday, April 21

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