Holy Week

Monday 29th March - Saturday 3rd April 2021
17:30 - 20:30 (each day)

A list of online services during Holy Week, Monday 29th March to Saturday 3rd April 2021.

All the services during Holy Week will be online via the Cathedral's Facebook page or YouTube channels. 

All Holy Week services are online with no congregation. There are two occasions for public worship at the Cathedral on Easter Sunday.

The times below indicate when the services go live. Live stream services will be available to view for 24 hours from this time. Pre-recorded services stay online for longer.

Monday 29th March

5.30pm, Organ meditation (pre-recorded)
O Mensch, bewein dein Sunde gross BWV622 (O man weep for your great sins) - JS Bach (1685-1750).
A popular Passiontide chorale-prelude with a decorated solo melody culminating in a harmonically extraordinary final cadence. Played by Imogen Morgan, Organ Scholar.

8.00pm, Compline with reflection and music (live streamed)
Psalm 4
Peñalosa - Emendemus in melius

Tuesday 30th March

5.30pm, Organ meditation (pre-recorded)
Rockingham - Kenneth Leighton (1929-1988)
A gentle, lilting chorale-prelude based on the well-known Hymn 'When I survey the wondrous cross'. 
Played by Imogen Morgan, Organ Scholar.

8.00pm, Compline with reflection and music (live streamed)
Ps 91 & 134
Schütz – Die Sieben Wort Jesu Christi am Kreuz (The Seven words of Jesus Christ on the Cross)

Wednesday 31st March

8.00pm, Via Crucis, an organ meditation with reflection (live streamed)
This is a special service, very recently published, of words by Eric Milner-White (who devised the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols) and music by Philip Moore.

Maundy Thursday, 1st April

7.00pm, Vigil Eucharist and stripping of altars (live streamed) Watch on website here
Missa de angelis
Nardone - I give to you a new commandment
Duruflé - Tantum ergo
Psalm 88

Good Friday, 2nd April  

Journey to the Cross (live streamed) Watch on website here
With readings, prayers, reflections and music

12.00pm, Gethsemane
12.20pm, Jesus’ arrest and betrayal
12.40pm, Peter’s denial
1.00pm, Jesus comes before Pilate
1.20pm, The woman at the cross
1.40pm, Jesus dies on the cross
2.00pm, Short Liturgy of Veneration

Victoria - St John Passion
King John IV of Portugal - Crux fidelis

Please note that the Cathedral will be open for Private Prayer from 3.00pm to 5.00pm on Good Friday, NOT the usual 12.00 noon to 2.00pm.

Easter Eve, 3rd April

8.30pm, Easter Vigil (live streamed) Watch on website here or on Facebook or via YouTube 
A new candle is lit and brought into the Cathedral, followed by a service with readings, hymns and the renewal of Baptism vows.

Duruflé - Messe cum jubilo
Handel - Since by Man (from Messiah)

Easter Sunday, 4th April

Follow this link for a full listing of Easter Sunday services.

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