To mark Holy Week, BLC invites everyone to join us at The Father’s House for:
- Palm Sunday – March 29, 10am
PALMARUM – Palm Sunday Worship ServiceThe Palm Sunday worship takes participants on a journey from Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem through the Passion story of his betrayal, persecution and death as experienced through processions, readings and music.
First reading Psalm Second reading Gospel Isaiah 50:4-9a Psalm 31:9-16 Philippians 2:5-11 John 12:12-19
- Holy Monday – March 30, 8:30pmIn observance of Holy Week a meditational service will be held at 8 pm on the theme “Devotion”, based on the gospel reading where Mary anoints Jesus with a jar of pure nard.
First reading Psalm Second reading Gospel Isaiah 42:1-9 Psalm 36:5-11 Hebrews 9:11-15 John 12:1-11
- Holy Tuesday – March 31, 8:30pmOn this second day of Holy Week, a meditational service will be held at 8 pm on the theme “Death”, based on the gospel reading where Jesus likens himself to a seed that falls to the ground and dies in order to produce much fruit.
First reading Psalm Second reading Gospel Isaiah 49:1-7 Psalm 71:1-14 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 John 12:20-36
- Holy Wednesday – April 1, 8:30pmOn this Holy Wednesday, a meditational service will be held at 8 pm on the theme, “Betrayal”, based on the gospel reading where Jesus points out to his disciples that one of them will betray him.
First reading Psalm Second reading Gospel Isaiah 50:4-9a Psalm 70 Hebrews 12:1-3 John 13:21-32
- Maundy Thursday – April 2, 8:30pm
Maundy Thursday EucharistMaundy Thursday marks the beginning of the Holy Triduum, the three-day liturgical sequence that recalls the passion, death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
In the Maundy Thursday liturgy, we commemorate the Last Supper and the giving of the Mandatum Novum (New Commandment) by focusing on the theme of “Love” – Love commanded by Jesus, illustrated by Him in washing the disciples’ feet, and shared through the breaking of bread, foreshadowing the great outpouring of love on the cross the next day.
First reading Psalm Second reading Gospel Exodus 12:1-4, (5-10), 11-14 Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 John 13:1-17, 31b-35
- Good Friday – April 3, 8:30pm
Good Friday ServiceThe Liturgy of the day focuses on the cross, the ultimate sacrifice of love of God for man as the divine fellowship of Father and Son that has lasted for eternity is sundered and Jesus cries out, Eloi! Eloi! Lama Sabachthani? (My God! My God! Why have you forsaken me?)
First reading Psalm Second reading Gospel Isaiah 52:13-53:12 Psalm 22 Hebrews 10:16-25
Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9
- Holy Saturday – April 4And then, there is the silence of the tomb. One quiet, still day as the disciples mourn, the heavens are quiet and creation holds its breath.
There is no activity in church today. You are encouraged the spend the day in quiet meditation and reflection.
First reading Psalm Second reading Gospel Job 14:1-14
Lamentations 3:1-9, 19-24
Psalm 31:1-4, 15-16 1 Peter 4:1-8 Matthew 27:57-66
- Easter Day – April 5, 10am
Festal Eucharist for Easter DayAnd then there is Life!
The Easter service is a celebration of life, of triumph over death, and of victory in the face of despair. Come join us in joyous worship and festive fellowship, followed by a celebration lunch in the church.
First reading Psalm Second reading Gospel Isaiah 25:6-9 Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 1 Cor. 15:1-11 John 20:1-18
These are all open events. All are welcome.
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