Daily during Holy Week:
(Sunday, April 5), Palm Sunday:
Please join me for a live streamed service of Morning Prayer, including the Liturgy of the Palms, beginning at 10 a.m. The service will be broadcast via Facebook Live and may be found on the St. Dunstan's YouTube Channel and Facebook page. Unfortunately, we will not be able to distribute palms this year at St. Dunstan's, but I encourage you to find a green branch (of any kind) that you can raise for vicarious blessing. The Order of Service for tomorrow can be found at this link and will enable you to follow along and participate actively.
You also may want to tune in to the live-streamed 11:15 a.m. service of Holy Eucharist at the Washington National Cathedral, the link for which is here.
Here is our recommended Palm Sunday "playlist," courtesy of Minister of Music and Organist Joey Arkfeld:
Organ Sonata No. 3 in A major by F. Mendelssohn
Ride on King Jesus by H. T. Burleigh
Ezekiel Saw de Wheel arr. M. Hogan
Flow my Tears by J. Dowland
Thursday, April 9, Maundy Thursday :
ALL St. Dunstan's parishioners are encouraged to join us at 6:30 p.m. for a Virtual Agape Supper, via Zoom. The Greek word agape means the abundant love that God has for each of us, and in this context it also connotes the self-sacrificial love poured out by Jesus on the cross. While we cannot enjoy a meal together in the same space, we can eat a simple supper at the same time as we hear the story of the night when Jesus broke bread with His disciples for the last time. Our Seminarian, Robin Reed, and I will lead us in prayer and a simple table blessing over our food. [Please note: While we encourage you to have bread and wine at home, this will not be a celebration of the Eucharist. We will rejoice in sharing Communion together again once the church reopens.] Following the Agape Supper, we encourage you to consider washing one another's feet in your own homes; more information will be forthcoming in the coming days. To participate in this special virtual meal, please click on this link on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
Here is our recommended Maundy Thursday "playlist" courtesy of our Minister of Music and Organist, Joey Arkfeld:
Friday, April 10, Good Friday:
"Ihr habt nun Traurigkeit" (You now have sadness), ein Deutsches Requiem by J. Brahms
Saturday, April 11, Holy Saturday:
Unfortunately, St. Dunstan's will not be able to hold the Easter Vigil, even virtually, this year. Those who are familiar with the service will know that it is a sensory-rich experience, and we did not feel as though we could do it justice remotely. Please watch later in the week for suggestions of Vigil services offeredby other churches. We look forward to celebrating the Great Vigil together next year!
Here is a recommended "playlist" from our Minister of Music and Organist, Joey Arkfled:
Sunday, April 12, Easter Sunday:
Holy Week Meditations