Christ Church Cathedral

Lent at the Cathedral

Explore all we have to offer this Lenten Season

You’re invited to join us at the Cathedral in person or online as we make our way from Ash Wednesday through Holy Week to the celebration of Christ’s glorious Resurrection on Easter Sunday, April 9, 2023.

Learn more below about our musical offerings, services, prayer groups, and a special devotion for the season. Surrounded by the Beloved Community and nourished by prayer, we will journey together towards the Cross.

Worship ⸻

Holy Week at the Cathedral

The Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday | April 2

Liturgy of the Palms and Holy Eucharist 8am, 10am*, 12pm*

Concert: Passion & Resurrection 3pm (ticketed)


Maundy Thursday | April 6

Maundy Thursday Liturgy with Foot-washing, 7pm*

Vigil at the Altar of Repose 9pm (Thursday) – 12pm (Friday)


Good Friday | April 7

Good Friday Liturgy with Veneration of the Cross and
Holy Communion 12pm

Choral Evensong 7pm*


Holy Saturday | April 8

Holy Saturday Liturgy 10am

Last Words of Christ: Immersive Sound Liturgy 6pm

The Great Vigil of Easter 8:08pm* (sunset) – bring a bell to ring when Christ is proclaimed risen!




Easter Day | April 9

Easter Day Services 8am, 10am*, 12pm*

Beloved Community Easter Brunch 9am – 1:30pm

Easter Egg Hunt in Sycamore Commons 11:15am




* = Hypoallergenic incense used at this service

Events ⸻

Lent Contemplative Prayer Group/ Julian of Norwich Study

Wednesdays, March 1, 8, & 15: This Lenten season we turn to 14th-century mystic and Anchorite Julian of Norwich. In her Revelations of Divine Love, Julian tells of a series of intense visions, or showings of Christ’s Passion experienced while suffering from severe illness and near death. Throughout these showings, Julian introduces us to Christ as the unconditionally loving Mother and the Cosmos, as an entirely benevolent reality informed by “friendliness, courtesy, and tender forgiveness”. At 6pm we share a meal then, starting at 6:30pm we will begin a grounding practice and contemplative prayer guided by the readings, followed by a conversation about the readings and practice. We will be working from Mirabai Starr’s contemporary translation of Julian’s work. Registration is required.

Events ⸻

Terra Divina Contemplative Prayer Retreat/ Exploring Wilderness and Renewal

Sunday, March 26: Through contemplative and embodiment practices, solo wandering, and conversation we will explore Lenten themes as we listen for the wild leading of Spirit through the wilderness, both literal and figurative. Terra Divina, a divine beholding of the Earth, is a practice of immersing oneself in the rhythms of the natural world through presence and contemplation. This weekend retreat will be held at Proctor from Friday, March 24 6pm- 10am Sunday, March 26 Meals are included, and tent camping and lodging options are available. 

Events ⸻

Sole Clinic on Maundy Thursday Volunteers Needed

April 6: Volunteers are needed to help make Sole Clinic on Maunday Thursday amazing! After not being able to host this event due to covid the past couple of years, we are so excited to get this up and started again! Can you offer your time on this day? We are looking for help from 10am to 1:30pm with set up, foot washing/care, handing out new shoes & socks, handing out grab-and-go lunches, & clean up. Are you unable to volunteer for the clinic but still wish to help? The Cathedral will be collecting new socks to hand out on the day of clinic, simply just drop them off in a box that will be next to the reception desk!

Be a part of the Vigil at the Altar of Repose

Sacraments ⸻

Holy Baptism and Sacrament of Reconciliation

Past Events ⸻

Ash Wednesday Services

Wednesday, February 22

This year the Cathedral will be offering 3 different Imposition of Ashes & Holy Eucharist services. Stop by at 7:30am for a Spoken Holy Eucharist, 12:10pm for a Holy Eucharist with music, or 6pm for A Holy Eucharist with music & Incense. We hope to see you there!  


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