Celebrate Holy Week at Christ Episcopal Church, Ridgewood

Posted: Thursday, February 25, 2016

As the holiest week of the Christian calendar approaches, Christ Episcopal Church in Ridgewood offers a variety of services for worship and celebration. Some of the services are geared toward children and youth, including the JOY! service every Sunday for infants and up, and child-friendly services for Good Friday and the Great Vigil of Easter on Saturday. The church also features a special Lenten breakfast every Sunday in Lent, February 14 through March 13 from 8:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. in the Great Hall. The price for adults is $5.00 and kids eat free. A special Maundy Thursday service will be held jointly with The United Methodist Church of Ridgewood and Emmanuel Church and the community is invited to a light meal followed by the service. As well, the Easter Bunny will be in attendance for the church’s annual Easter egg hunt on Easter Day and the community is invited to join in the services and Easter festivities, directly after the 9:15 a.m. and 10 a.m. services.
The Holy Week Schedule includes:
March 20 – Palm Sunday
Holy Eucharist at 8:00 a.m., 9:15 a.m. JOY! and 10:00 a.m.

March 21, 22 and 23 – Daily Mass during Holy Week
Holy Eucharist at 6:30 p.m.

March 24 – Maundy Thursday
Soup and sandwich dinner at 6:30 p.m. followed by Holy Eucharist at 7:30 p.m.
Dinner will be followed by stripping of the Altar and the Minor Vigil.
March 25 – Good Friday
Good Friday Liturgy with Communion from Reserve and Veneration of the Cross at 7:00 a.m., 12:00 noon, and 4:00 p.m. The 4:00 p.m. service is child-friendly.

March 26 – The Great Vigil of Easter
A child-friendly service beginning at sundown 7:15 p.m.

March 27 – Easter Day
Holy Eucharist at 8:00 a.m., 9:15 a.m. JOY! and 10:00 a.m.

Christ Episcopal Church is an open and inclusive community that embraces all people, wherever they may be on their faith journey. The church is located at 105 Cottage Place, at the corner of Franklin Avenue, in Ridgewood; 201-652-2350; christchurchridgewood.org.