Holiday Services

easter_stainedglassBryn Athyn Church would love to have you join us at any of our holiday services.  Please see the calendar for service times and locations, as services are often held during each of our regular worship service venues and time slots.

Thanksgiving Family Service – Held on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday) at the Asplundh Field House (2775 Buck Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009). The congregation is invited to bring an offering of fruit as a token of thanks. During the service congregants are then invited to bring the fruit forward as an offering. One address is given for all; there is no Sunday School and no nursery.

Christmas Tableaux – A Christmas pageant of nativity scenes held at the Bryn Athyn Cathedral. Christmas hymns and special music are included.
Four services offered: 3:30, 5:15, 7:00 and 8:15 pm.

Christmas Eve Services – A candlelit service at the Cathedral offered at 4:00, 5:30 and 7:00 pm. There is also a Young Children’s service at 4:00 pm in the Cathedral Council Chamber.

Christmas Eve Midnight – A service of carols and readings held at midnight in Heilman Hall (600 Tomlinson Road, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009).

Christmas Day – Adult service held on Christmas Day at 11:30 am in the Cathedral.

Palm Sunday – Held in our regular worship service formats, locations and times. You may pick up a palm branch as you enter the church, to be carried forward and laid on the chancel during the first hymn.

Maundy Thursday Holy Supper – Held on Thursday evening of Easter week. A contemporary format service at Heilman Hall at 8:00 pm and a traditional service at the Cathedral at 7:00 pm.

Good Friday Vespers – An adult service held at 7:30 pm in the Cathedral, with extended lessons from the Easter story and an Easter musical work, such as a Requiem, from the Cathedral Chamber Orchestra and Choir.

Easter – held in our regular worship service formats, locations and times. The congregation is invited to bring an offering of flowers to celebrate the Lord’s resurrection.

New Church Day (held on June 19th) – is a special theatrical service, preceded by a picnic, held on the Cathedral grounds, weather permitting (poor weather moves the service to inside the Cathedral).