SPECIAL CELEBRATIONS FOR HOLY WEEK
Palm Sunday (April 14)
8:30am We gather in the Great Hall for blessing and distribution of palms and then process into the church to hear the singing of the Passion Narrative.
Maundy Thursday (April 18)
7:00pm We celebrate the institution of the Lord’s Supper and Jesus washing the disciples’ feet. Guests are welcome to join in the foot-washing ceremony if they wish.
Good Friday (April 19)
12:00 noon We remember and celebrate the glorification of our Lord Jesus as he is lifted high upon the throne of the cross.
Holy Saturday (April 20)
11:00pm We gather in the Great Hall for the lighting of the new fire and then process into the church to hear scripture readings of salvation, to renew our baptismal vows, and to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus as he begins the restoration of all of creation.
We then gather in the refectory for a party (the monks provide all the food and drink – please join us).
Easter Day (April 21)
9:30am Morning celebration of Easter Day in the church.
Guests are welcome at any of our services. Anyone allowed to take communion in their own church is welcome to do so here with us.
Saint Gregory’s Abbey is the home of a community of men living under the Rule of Saint Benedict within the Episcopal Church. The center of the monastery’s life is the Abbey Church, where God is worshiped in the daily round of Eucharist, Divine Office, and private prayer.
Also offered to God are the monks’ daily manual work, study and correspondence, ministry to guests, and occasional outside engagements.