Holy Week

Walk with us through Holy Week at City of Light Anglican Church. During Holy Week we celebrate God’s love for us as we journey with Jesus through the final moments of his life, his death on the cross, and his resurrection from the grave. We would love to celebrate with you at our Holy Week gatherings.

Holy Week at City of Light
Sunday, April 14- Sunday, April 21
Hill Elementary, 724 Pennsylvania Ave.

(See below for details about each service.)

Holy week services

4/14 Palm Sunday — 10am Palm Sunday kicks off Holy Week with a celebratory outdoor procession that mirrors Jesus' entry into Jerusalem, creating a palpable excitement while foreshadowing the events to come.

4/18 Maundy Thursday at Church of the Resurrection — 7pm Join us at our sending church and cathedral, Church of the Resurrection in Wheaton (935 West Union Ave. Wheaton, IL) as we celebrate Maundy Thursday. Details here.

4/19 Stations of the Cross — 1pm In this ancient devotional service, we walk with Christ through the Biblical story of the last hours of his life and his death. The stations will begin and end in the Gym at Hill Elementary but will be outside for the rest of the service. Confession to a priest or leader will be offered at 2:00pm at Hill Elementary. Children welcome at stations and confession.

4/19 Good Friday Service — 7pm This service testifies to the mighty power of Jesus’ death on the Cross. There will be opportunities to pray at the cross and with prayer ministers. Childcare for children 5 and younger until Communion (approx. 8:30pm)

4/21 Easter Service — 10am Join us in the joy of celebrating that Jesus is risen through a service of traditional liturgy and contemporary excitement. Bring the entire family for the Holy Noise, beautiful music, communion, and refreshments after the service.

Holy Week Resources

  • Holy Week Devotional—Pray along with these daily Scriptures, prayers, and icons beginning Palm Sunday through Easter Monday. 
  • Holy Week Parish Letter—Read Fr. Trevor's letter from our first Holy Week with explanations of what we are celebrating. 
  • A Guide to Holy Week—Our sending church put this booklet together with the background and actions of each Holy Week service. 
  • Holy Week Explained Videos—This video series from our sending church, Church of the Resurrection, explains the meaning behind each of the Holy Week services.
  • Holy Week Sermons 2018—Listen to the messages from last Holy Week at City of Light.