Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tenebrae

Join us at St. Alban's tomorrow night, Wednesday in Holy Week, for Tenebrae. The liturgy begins at 6:00 p.m. The name Tenebrae is from the Latin word for “darkness” or “shadows.” The service symbolizes the growing darkness as we move toward Good Friday and the return of the light at Easter. 

Jesus Wept

Jesus Wept - a reflection for Holy Week from www.theworkofthepeople.com

Monday, April 14, 2014

The Episcopal Church on Tumblr!



Morning and evening prayers are offered daily at The Episcopal Church on Tumblr. Holy Week is a good time to join us for our blog devoted to liturgy and prayer. http://theepiscopalchurch.tumblr.com/

Holy Week is Underway!



Holy Monday:
Evening Prayer – 6:00 p.m.

Holy Tuesday:
Evening Prayer – 6:00 p.m.

Holy Wednesday:
Tenebrae – 6:00 p.m.
Tenebrae symbolizes the growing darkness as we move toward Good Friday and the return of the light at Easter.

Maundy Thursday:
Holy Eucharist and Foot Washing – 6:00 p.m.
The Maundy Thursday Liturgy is a beautiful service that includes foot washing. Following the Eucharist, we will strip the altar for Good Friday.

Good Friday:
Good Friday Liturgy – Noon
The Good Friday Liturgy remembers the death of our Lord.
Stations of the Cross – 6:00 p.m.
This is a moving service of prayer, reflection and contemplation.

Holy Saturday:
The Great Vigil of Easter with Baptism - 6:00 p.m.
This is the Church’s ancient first celebration of Easter. Come and experience this wonderful liturgy with Holy Baptism. St. Thomas’ will join us!

Easter Day:
Easter Day Holy Eucharist – 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
A wonderful celebration of our Lord’s resurrection. Come celebrate with us!
Easter Egg Hunt – 9:15 a.m.
Bring your basket and help us search for eggs and prizes!

 Please join us and bring a friend!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

April Calendar and Rota

St. Alban's April 2014 Calendar and Rota (the Rota is 2 pages and includes Holy Week) are available now on the sidebar of the blog and on the Calendar tab at the top of the blog.

Enjoy!

Episcopal Mission of Northeast Louisiana

The Planning Committee of the Episcopal Mission of Northeast Louisiana will meet tonight, Thursday, April 3, at 6 p.m. at St. Alban's, Monroe.

To see what we are up to, follow us on facebook at www.facebook.com/episcopalmissionnela or on our blog at episcopalmissionnela.blogspot.com

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Another Great Wednesday...

Great Wednesday night Lenten Eucharist and supper at St. Thomas' Episcopal Church. Monroe's newest Episcopal priest, Fr. Richard Norman, gave a great sermon about the five marks of mission. 

In case you missed it - here they are from the Episcopal Church's website...

The Five Marks of Mission
The Mission of the Church Is the Mission of Christ

~ To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom
~ To teach, baptize and nurture new believers
~ To respond to human need by loving service
~ To seek to transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind and to pursue peace and reconciliation
~ To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth