St Paul’s Cathedral once again has a very full program of services leading up to Easter Day – you are most welcome to join us for any or all.
Monday-Wednesday of Holy Week
12.15pm Midday Eucharist
5.10pm Choral Evensong (Monday: Evening Prayer)
6.00pm Choral Eucharist with Washing of Feet
An evocative service remembering the Last Supper at which Jesus washed the feet of his friends, followed by a silent vigil of prayer. Preacher: The Most Revd Dr Philip Freier, Archbishop of Melbourne.
9.00am 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.
12.30pm-3.00pm Devotions under the Cross
A meditative service of readings, addresses, Passion hymns and prayers, marking the final three hours of Jesus’ life and his death on the Cross. Preacher: The Very Revd Dr Andreas Loewe, Dean.
7.00pm The Crucifixion – John Stainer
A telling of the Passion story through the music of John Stainer, performed by the Cathedral Choir of boys and men. Free admission: a donation of $25 per person will help cover the costs of this Good Friday tradition. Address: The Precentor.
6.00am 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 Right Revd Alison Taylor.
8.00am BCP Holy Communion Service
Holy Communion according to the Book of Common Prayer 1662 with Easter hymns. Preacher: The Revd Canon Heather Patacca, Precentor.
9.00am Family-style Eucharist
A celebratory Eucharist with Easter hymns, children’s activities and Easter eggs. Preacher: The Dean.
10.30am Choral Eucharist
A festive Choral Eucharist with Blessing of the Easter Garden, led by the Archbishop of Melbourne. Preacher: The Archbishop.
A celebration of the Easter story with communion, led in the Mandarin Language.
6.00pm Choral Evensong
Choral Evensong with Installation of Canons Emeriti. Preacher: The Dean.