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Holy Week – Easter

Palm Sunday, March 25th 2018

7.00am, Eucharist

 9.30am, in Kennedy Park

Palm Sunday (Sunday prior to Easter) hosts the Annual Ecumenical Palm Sunday Service, where Yarra Anglicans meet with Sacred Heart Parishioners for the Liturgy of the Palms, before returning to respective churches for a Palm Sunday Eucharist.

People of any denomination are welcome to join with us at any of these events.

Palm Friday

10.00am, Sung Eucharist

Maundy Thursday, March 29th at 7.30pm

The Congregation are invited to participate in the emotional ceremonial recreation of the ‘Washing of Feet’ and Last Supper at St. Cuthbert’s Yarrawonga

Maundy Thursday
Maunday

Good Friday

Good Friday: 9.00am

a Morning Family Devotional Service of Song, Readings and dramatization of The Passion is held followed by Hot Cross Buns in St. Cuthbert’s Church hall.

Good Friday: 11.00am

St. Thomas’s at St. James – liturgy of the day.

Good Friday: 5.00pm

In 2015, a new tradition began, inviting one and all, to an evening Good Friday Service out at the Boomahnoomoonah Memorial Site (Corner of Keenan and Hammon Rd’s Wilby), where a moving observation of The Stations of the Cross take place from 5.00pm  – weather permitting, alternatively at 5:30 pm in St. Cuthbert’s Church Yarrawonga.

Easter

Easter Eve, March 31st

6.00pm (St. Thomas’s, St. James)
Lighting the New Fire and Holy Communion

Easter Day, April 1st

7.00am (Yarrawonga)
The ‘Lighting of the New Fire’ with Procession from the Altar of Repose

10.00am (Yarrawonga)
Sung Eucharist

Children Celebrating Easter – 2015

During the Celebratory Service, 20+ children disappeared into the Chapel to transform into butterflies whilst Father Michael described the “Images of Easter / Butterfly Emerging from the Chrysalis” showcasing our newly installed data projection with a sermon set to beautiful images collated by Barb Kelly.

Easter 2015
Easter 2015
Easter 2015
Easter 2015

Easter 2014

In 2014, the Easter Theme, focused on ‘Renewal of Vows’ and after an enlightening discussion, an emotional line up followed as every person in attendance, waited to be blessed with the Holy Water.

A lovely way to celebrate Easter together.

Easter 2014
Easter 2014
Easter 2014

Of course the children had a little fun in the church garden looking for eggs too!

Easter 2014
Easter 2014
Easter 2014
Easter 2014
Easter 2014

Easter 2013

Easter 2013

In 2013, our theme was ‘Images of New Life’, Fr. Michael showed a Chrysalis one of the children had found earlier and explained the connection of butterflies emerging from the chrysalis with New Life, – our young children then emerged from the Chapel or our ‘Tomb’ dressed as butterflies, to enhance the message of Easter.

Easter 2013

Easter 2013
Easter 2013
Easter 2013

Service Times

Good Friday
9:00am, Good Friday Liturgy
5:00pm, STATION OF THE CROSS

Easter Day
7.00am, Lighting the New Fire …
10.00am, Sung Eucharist

Good Friday
11.00am, Good Friday Liturgy

Easter Eve, March 31st
6:00pm,  Lighting the New Fire …

Good Friday
5:00pm, STATION OF THE CROSS
(if weather permitting).

If not
5.30pm in St. Cuthbert
at Yarrawonga