Special Worship Services for Holy Week and Easter at the Lutheran Church of Honolulu
Celebrating the Cross and Resurrection
HOLY WEEK AND EASTER
at the Lutheran Church of Honolulu
|PALM SUNDAY † Sunday, April 17, 2011
||PROCESSION OF PALMS AND HOLY COMMUNION|
The service moves from the commemoration of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem to the reading of the story of Jesus’ passion and death in the Gospel according to St. Matthew. Music by the 8:00 O’Clock Ensemble of singers accompanied by piano, guitar, violin, flute, and steel drums. List of readings and music.
||PROCESSION OF PALMS AND CHORAL EUCHARIST
The service moves from the commemoration of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem to the reading of the story of Jesus’ passion and death in the Gospel according to St. Matthew. Music by Tschaikovsky, Bruckner, and Brahms, with brass quartet for the Procession of Palms. List of readings and music.
The final liturgical prayer service of the day is sung in candlelight by a men’s choir, featuring Thomas Tallis’ “Lamentations.” List of readings and music.
||MAUNDY THURSDAY † Thursday, April 21, 2011
||CHORAL EUCHARIST AND MAUNDY LITURGY|
A joyous celebration of the Eucharist meal quickly changes to one of love through humility in the washing of feet. The service concludes with the stripping of the altar, dramatizing Christ’s betrayal, stripping, and mocking by his captors. Music by DeLong and Bruckner. List of readings and music.
|GOOD FRIDAY † Friday, April 22, 2011
||GOOD FRIDAY LITURGY|
AND ADORATION OF THE CRUCIFIED
This service celebrates the triumph of the cross. The service features the chanting of the St. John Passion and concludes with prayer around the cross. Music by Victoria. List of readings and music.
||EASTER EVE † Saturday, April 23, 2011
||EASTER VIGIL AND SOLEMN CHORAL EUCHARIST|
Kindling of a new fire, the story of deliverance from the Hebrew Scriptures, and renewal of Baptismal promises lead to the proclamation of Easter Victory and a joyous celebration of Holy Communion. Music by Gretchaninoff, Archangelsky, and Chesnokov. List of readings and music.
|EASTER DAY † Sunday, April 24, 2011
We celebrate the empty tomb, the central mystery that through death comes new life. Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Music for trumpet and organ by Bach, Pachelbel, and Clarke. List of readings and music.
||FESTIVAL CHORAL EUCHARIST|
We celebrate the empty tomb, the central mystery that through death comes new life. Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Festive music for Easter by Hallock, Mathias, and Randall Thompson. List of readings and music.
The Compline Choir sings jubilant Easter music as a fitting end to the day’s celebrations, with music by Charles Wood and Jacob Handl. List of readings and music.
|The Reverend Jeff Lilley, Pastor
Carl Crosier, Cantor † Katherine Crosier, Organist
Allen Bauchle, Assistant Choirmaster † Keane Ishii, Conductor of the Compine Choir
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