World Communion Sunday

World Communion Sunday

World Communion Sunday is a celebration observed by several Christian denominations, taking place on the first Sunday of every October, that promotes Christian unity and ecumenical cooperation. The tradition originated in the Shadyside Presbyterian Church in 1933, was adopted throughout the US Presbyterian Church in 1936, and subsequently spread to other denominations. In 1940, the Federal Council of Churches (now […]

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Easter Sunday Service

Easter, or Resurrection Sunday, is a holy day celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day of his burial after his crucifixion by the Romans at Calvary circa 30 AD. It is the culmination of the week before Easter, known as “Holy Week” which includes Maundy Thursday, commemorating […]

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Maundy Thursday @Trinity Episcopal Church

Maundy Thursday is an alternate name for Holy Thursday, the Christian holy day falling on the Thursday before Easter. It is the first of the three days of solemn remembrance of the events leading up to and immediately following the crucifixion of Jesus. The English word “Maundy” comes from the Latin mandatum, which means “commandment.” As recorded in John’s gospel, […]

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Ash Wednesday/ Lent Begins

Ash Wednesday is a Christian holy day of prayer, fasting, and repentance. Ash Wednesday derives its name from the placing of repentance ashes on the foreheads of participants to either the words “Repent, and believe in the Gospel” or “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” Ash Wednesday marks the start of a 40-day period which […]

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