... Palm Sunday and Holy Week 2015 (Sunday 29th March - Sunday 5th April 2015)

Beginning with Palm Sunday (March 29th) Holy Week marks perhaps the most important time in the Christian calendar. As Fr Russell reminded us on Palm Sunday, Holy Week is "an opportunity to journey with Him who has journeyed with us, to the Cross, and beyond", a journey of faith, of devotion, and of surrender.

On this page, and on the linked pages, you will find images from that Holy Week journey in 2015 at Christ Church, and can listen to some of the readings and addresses given as the week progressed, and can hear some of the choral presentations including a selection of the voluntaries played during Holy Week by organist Winton Barry. On the Stations of the Cross page (linked below) you can re-visit the Stations and the associated meditations, to use as a personal devotion if you wish.

 

Holy Week 2015

 

Palm Sunday (March 29th)

The Passion of our Lord according to Mark (with members of the congregation and Fr Russell, as readers) (6:10)

Palm Sunday Address (Fr Russell) (10:37)

 

(These audio files were recorded live at Christ Church, so some congregational noise may be audible, and you may need to adjust sound levels. The files are quite large and may take some moments to load - but it's worth the brief wait!)

Easter Monday (March 30th) -

Stations of the Cross

At Christ Church, images of the fourteen Stations are displayed in the Side Chapel and are always available to use for personal prayer or meditation. The Stations of the Cross Readings and Meditations are a special part of Holy Week, particularly Easter Monday - and the images and the accompanying meditations can be seen by clicking here.

Maundy Thursday -

the Washing of the Feet, and

Eucharist of the Last Supper

Organ Introit 1 (4:21) _____ Organ Introit 2 (3:57)

Organ Introit 3 (1:19) ____ Closing Psalm 22 (4:02)

Communion Hymn & Voluntary (6:41)

(all recordings made live at Christ Church, so some congregational noise may be audible, and volume levels may need to be adjusted)

Maundy Thursday Reading 1 (Exodus 12:1-8, 11-14) (2:24)

Maundy Thursday Reading 2(1 Corinthians 11:23-26) (1:09)

Maundy Thursday Psalm 116 (Cantor - Phillip Swain) (2:56)

Gospel Acclamations (1:00)

Gospel (John 13:1-17, 31-35) (3:16)

Prayers (2:47)

Maundy Thursday Homily (Fr Russell) (11:14)

(all recordings made live at Christ Church, so some congregational noise may be audible, and volume levels may need to be adjusted)

 

Good Friday -

the Liturgy and the Reading of the Passion

the Veneration of the Cross

Opening Prayers

Reading 1 (Isaiah 52:13 - 53:12) - Reader: David Osborne (3:52)

Psalm 22:1-5 - Cantor Michael MacRobbie (3:20)

Reading 2 (Hebrews 10:16-25) - Reader: Shurlee Swain (1:03)

Hymn - there is a green hill far away (2:27)

The Passion of Our Lord, according to John - Readers Fr Russell and members of the congregation (13:41)

Good Friday Homily - Fr Russell (13:18)

Intercesssions - led by members of the congregation (6:59)

Hymn - When I survey the Wondrous Cross (2:52)

the Veneration of the Cross (6:13)

Organ Voluntary (1:15)

Communion Hymn - Eat this Bread - Cantor: Michael MacRobbie (8:10)

Final Hymn - My song is love unknown (3:12)

 

(all recordings made live at Christ Church, so some congregational noise may be audible, and volume levels may need to be adjusted)

Easter Saturday

 

 

 

the Lighting of the Pascal Candle

Reaffirmation of Baptismal Vows

the first Eucharist of Easter

 

Exultet (Cantor - Jo Dalzeil) (7:13)

Easter Saturday Homily (Fr Russell) (8:00)

Organ Voluntary (1:31)

Communion Hymn and Voluntary (5:40)

Post Communion Hymn 372 - Jesus Lives! (3:10)

Organ Postlude (3:74)

(all recordings made live at Christ Church, so some congregational noise may be audible, and volume levels may need to be adjusted)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Easter Day -

Eucharist

Organ Voluntary (0:37)

Easter Day Homily (Fr Russell) (8:44)

Organ Interlude 1 (3:11)

Organ Interlude 2 (3:30)

Organ Postlude(2:16)

(all recordings made live at Christ Church, so some congregational noise may be audible, and volume levels may need to be adjusted)

(updated 8 April 2015 - pas)

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