Holy Week events begin with Palm Sunday procession

The procession from the Perry Green in historic Southport Harbor on Palm Sunday has been Trinity Episcopal Church’s traditional start to Holy Week for many years, and this year is no different.

“Our services for Holy Week convey a nonviolent message of universal love. From Palm Sunday March 29 to Easter Morning April 5, we tell the story of the last week of the life of Jesus,” said the church’s newly elected Rector Peggy Hodgkins.

Parishioners begin these high holy days with on Palm Sunday, March 29, with a joyous parade at 9:30 a.m. from Perry Green up Center Street to the church. Children are invited to decorate bicycles, tricycles, and scooters, and ride in the parade accompanied by the gifted choristers of Trinity waving palms.

Once the parade reaches the church, the joy shifts to solemnity, as the Passion Narrative tells the story of the betrayal of Jesus in a garden and his death on a cross. This year, the middle school youth group will lead the parish in the reading of the Passion Narrative at the 10 a.m. service.

Trinity Church invites the wider community to walk the Way of the Cross and celebrate Easter with us at these services during Holy Week:

March 29: Palm Sunday, 8 & 10 a.m. services — with Passion Narrative at 10 a.m. led by youth. Palm procession starts at 9:30 at Perry Green

April 1: Holy Wednesday, 11 a.m. — Holy Eucharist

April 2: Maundy Thursday, 11 a.m. — Holy Eucharist Commemorating the Last Supper; 6 p.m., Agape Meal for the community (Middle Eastern fare); 7:30 p.m., Maundy Thursday service commemorating the Last Supper, with foot washing; 8:30p.m., The Watch/a prayer vigil in the chapel

April 3: Good Friday, noon — The Way of the Cross; 1 p.m., Good Friday Liturgy

April 4: Easter Eve 8 a.m. — The Great Vigil of Easter

April 5 : Easter Sunday 9 and 11 a.m. — Festive Choral Eucharist; Easter Egg Hunt for young children follows the 9 a.m. service in the churchyard.

Tritinty Episcopal Church has been serving the community in Southport since 1725. We are an extended family of loving and welcoming people, bound by faith in Jesus Christ. We strive to deepen our relationship with God, strengthen our faith community, support each other, and serve our neighbors. We do this by celebrating through spirit-filled liturgy and prayer, and participating in ministries of hospitality, fellowship, Christian education, music, and outreach.

Our Sunday services are open to everyone who wishes to join at both 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. with Sunday School classes held during our 10 a.m. service. Follow us on Facebook for up to date information about services.

Trinity Episcopal Church is located at 651 Pequot Avenue at Center Street, Southport.

The choir and congregation begins the Palm Sunday 10 a.m. service at Perry Green in Southport where the traditional palms are handed out to all.

The choir and congregation begins the Palm Sunday 10 a.m. service at Perry Green in Southport where the traditional palms are handed out to all. Ed Michaels photo.

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