Easter Services 2023

Please join us for any or all of the services below, to share in the struggle, then celebration of the risen Lord in our lives.

April 2 - Palm Sunday Celebrations at Informal, Cathedral Family, and Cathedral Adult Worship Services.

(No Young Children's Service on Palm Sunday.) There will be a live donkey and outdoor palm procession (weather permitting) at the Informal Family Service. There will also be a palm procession during the Cathedral Family Service and an opportunity to lay palm on the chancel during the Cathedral Adult Service.
Live stream the Informal Family Service, Cathedral Family Service, or the Cathedral Adult Service.

April 6- Maundy Thursday Holy Supper, @ 7:00 pm (Cathedral)
"A Guarantee of Salvation" At the Last Supper the Lord instituted the Holy Supper, which the Writings call "a kind of guarantee, seal, and token... like a key to a home in heaven.” (True Christian Religion 730)
A reflective Holy Supper service with readings and a talk on the significance of the Last Supper, offering wheat and gluten-free bread, and wine or grape juice. Special music by a cello soloist.
Live stream this service.

April 6- Informal Maundy Thursday Holy Supper, @ 7:00 pm (Society Bldg.)
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you.” (John 13:34) This statement from the Lord to His disciples on the night of the Last Supper is what “Maundy” Thursday is named for. 
An informal Holy Supper service around a table, offering wheat and gluten-free bread, and wine or grape juice. There will also be an optional foot-washing ceremony.
Live stream this service.

April 7- Good Friday Choral Vespers @ 7:30 pm (Cathedral)
The Festival Chorus will sing selections from the oratorio “Elijah” by Felix Mendelssohn interspersed with Rev. Malcolm Smith reading the Passion portion of the Gospel of Matthew and some selections from the teachings for the New Church. Organ preludes begin at 7:10 pm.
Follow along with the Good Friday Vespers Booklet.
Live stream this service.

April 9 - Easter Family Festival Services & Easter Garden Scenes Walk-Through (Cathedral) @ 9:30 am and @ 11:00 am
Please join us for a special multi-faceted Easter service. It will start with a short service inside, followed by an outdoor Easter Garden Scenes walk-through.

The first service (9:30) will have special music by the Choristers, and the second service (11:00) will have special music by the adult choir, including a singalong Hallelujah Chorus. Apart from the difference in the music, the two services will be identical.

To celebrate the Lord’s resurrection, the congregation is invited to bring an offering of flowers or potted plants at the beginning of the service. These offerings will be distributed to church members who have suffered a recent loss or challenging time. Bryn Athyn Church ministers will deliver on Easter Monday.

After each service, you are invited to walk outdoors through living Easter scenes in the setting of our beautiful Cathedral gardens.

There are stairs involved so please bring someone to assist you if needed. For individuals who have difficulty navigating stairs, after going through the first three scenes, you can backtrack the other way around the building to view the last two scenes.

*NO Informal Family or Young Children's Service on Easter Sunday.

Live stream the Easter services.