Holy Week Continues at CCC
Good Friday | April 15 at 12:05 p.m., 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.
It is on Good Friday that we commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. It is also the day we walk the Stations of the Cross, a devotion to the Passion of Christ which recalls a series of events at the end of Jesus’ life from His condemnation to His burial.
12:05 p.m.: This solemn service is held in English, begins in the nave, and will flow directly outside for the Stations of the Cross.
1 p.m.: Walk the Way of the Cross with CCC’s walkable Stations of the Cross that begins in the nave, flows outside onto the lawn, and around Monument Circle. Participants will hold images that depict the 14 events leading to Jesus’ burial. Stations of the Cross will conclude in silence in the nave after we read aloud the last station and Jesus is left in the tomb.
7 p.m.: This service is in Spanish, and the service in its entirety is held in the nave.
Holy Saturday | April 16 at 9 a.m.
9 a.m.: This simple, contemplative prayer service in English allows participants to linger in the “moments in between.” Jesus has been laid to rest, and although we faithfully await the coming resurrection, there is nothing left for us to do but wait. Let’s wait together.
Egg Decorating at 10 a.m.: Families, youth, and adults will decorate Easter eggs for the children’s egg hunt on Easter Sunday. Youth and adults also have the opportunity to learn about the Ukrainian wax method of egg dyeing.
The Great Vigil of Easter | April 16 at 7 p.m.
Our bilingual service begins at 7 p.m., in darkness. It is the first service of Easter and consists of four parts: The Service of Light (kindling of new fire, lighting the Paschal candle, the Exsultet); The Service of Lessons (readings from the Hebrew Scriptures interspersed with psalms, canticles, and prayers); Christian Initiation (Holy Baptism) or the Renewal of Baptismal Vows; and the Eucharist. Our choir sings glorious music throughout, and Bishop Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows will celebrate.