Journey through Lent and Holy Week with us at St Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne

The Dean’s Lent Address | Sunday in Lent (9am and 10.30am Services)

Open Doors, Open Hearts, Open Leadership:
Journeying together on the Way of Discipleship

In this series of Lent Addresses Dean Andreas will be reflecting on our own journeys of discipleship, as people who are called, equipped, nurtured, and sent out by Jesus Christ. The five weekly reflections will centre on Paul’s Second Epistle to the Corinthians, and will be given on Sundays in Lent at 9am and 10:30am.

Study resources are made available each week on our website.

Holy Week & Easter and COVID-19

St Paul’s will continue to abide by all Government Health guidelines. As of 18 March no more than 100 people may gather at St Paul’s at any given time. In our preparations for Easter we are scenario-planning with these reduced numbers in mind.

We have made plans for a continued online ministry of presence and prayer should public worship need to be suspended altogether. The following two scenarios have been planned for.

Changes to service times due to COVID-19 outbreak

Palm Sunday | 5 April 2020

8.00am Holy Communion (BCP)
10.00am Choral Eucharist with Dramatic Presentation of the Passion Gospel.
6.00pm Mandarin Service 華語崇拜

Holy Week | Mon 6th – Wed 8th April 2020
12.15pm Holy Eucharist with Address

Tuesday 7th April 2020 
5.10pm Diocesan Chrism Eucharist

Wednesday 8th April 2020 
5.10pm Choral Evensong

Maundy Thursday | 9th April 2020

12.15pm Holy Eucharist

6pm Choral Eucharist with washing of feet
An evocative service remembering the Last Supper, at which Jesus washed the feet of his friends.

*Please note: Security Checks will be in place for services on Good Friday & Easter Day. Entry will be via Swanston Street.

Good Friday | 10th April 2020

9am Choral Liturgy of the Cross and Communion
A solemn telling of the Passion story in music and commemoration of the death of Jesus on the Cross with opportunity for personal prayers under the Cross
Preacher: The Archbishop of Melbourne

7pm The Crucifixion – John Stainer
In response to COVID-19, this service has been cancelled. 

Easter Day | 12th April 2020

6am Easter Vigil with Baptism and Confirmation
A dramatic dawn service from darkness to light, with lighting of the new fire and Easter candle, Baptism and Confirmation and first Eucharist of Easter
Preacher: The Very Revd Dr Andreas Loewe, Dean of Melbourne

8am Traditional Language Service
Holy Communion according to the Book of Common Prayer 1662
Preacher: The Ven. Canon Heather Patacca, Precentor

10.00am Choral Eucharist
A festive Choral Eucharist with Blessing of the Easter Garden, led by the Archbishop of Melbourne.
Preacher: The Archbishop of Melbourne.

复活节主日下午一时正  | 6pm Easter Service in Mandarin
复活节华语圣餐崇拜  A celebration of the Easter story with Communion in Mandarin

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