Grace Church in New York

Holy Week and Easter Worship

Holy Monday, April 15
7 p.m. in the Church—Organ Meditation for Holy Week
The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross (1935)
Composed by Charles Tournemire

Holy Tuesday, April 16
7 p.m. in the Church—Vocal Meditation for Holy Week
Tenebrae Readings for Holy Wednesday (1714)
Composed by François Couperin

Holy Wednesday, April 17
6 p.m. in the Chantry—Holy Eucharist
Preacher: The Rev. Julia Macy Offinger
Agape reception immediately after the service

Maundy Thursday, April 18
7 p.m. in the Church
Holy Eucharist, foot washing, stripping of the altar
Preacher: The Rev. Julia Macy Offinger
Music by Allegri, Duruflé, Farrant, Tallis, & others
The Adult Choir

Good Friday, April 19
12 – 3 p.m.  The Three Hours’ Devotion:
Personalities of the Passion
Hymns and homilies reflecting on the people who, according to the Gospel of John, were in the presence of Jesus during his final hours.
Preachers: The Rev. J. Donald Waring (on Judas Iscariot)
The Rev. Mary Cat Young (on Pontius Pilate)
The Rev. Robert Pennoyer (on Barabbas)
The Rev. Julia Macy Offinger (on Soldiers at the foot of the cross)
Ms. Heather Sisk (on Mary Magdalene)
The Very Rev. Harry E. Krauss (on Mary, the mother of Jesus)
The Rev. Chase Danford (on John, the beloved disciple)
7 p.m. in the Church—An Order for Evening Prayer
OLIVET TO CALVARY by John Henry Maunder (1858 – 1920)
A moving account of the Passion set to music and sung by
the Adult Choir with tenor and bass soloists

Holy Saturday, April 20
10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Easter Eve Walk
Children ages 4–12 and their families are invited to experience the Passion
and Resurrection through interactive storytelling, crafts, lunch, and an Easter
egg hunt.
RSVP to the Rev. Julia Offinger.
7 p.m. The Great Vigil of Easter—Holy Baptism & Eucharist
Preacher: The Rev. Chase Danford
Music by Byrd, Hancock & Palestrina
The Adult Choir

Easter Day, April 21
9 a.m., 11 a.m. & 6 p.m. in the Church—Festive Choral Eucharist
Preacher: The Rev. J. Donald Waring
At 11 a.m.: Music by Batten, Byrd, Noyon/Hancock, Parker & others
The Combined Choirs of Grace Church with Brass & Tympani
The 11 a.m. Easter Service will be Live Streamed.
4 p.m. Organ Music for Easter Day
Music by Bach, Handel, Pachelbel & Widor

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802 Broadway

New York, NY 10003


An Episcopal Church in the Diocese of New York