For Holy Week (April 14-19), there will be services at St. Thomas Church every day. It is impossible fully to comprehend the fullness of the victory of our Lord Jesus Christ on Easter Day without walking part of the way of the cross with him through his passion and suffering. Our services through Holy Week provide opportunities to participate in the suffering and death of Jesus, which has brought salvation to the world.
Monday, April 14, Holy Eucharist in the church at 6pm
Tuesday, April 15, Holy Eucharist in the church at 6pm
Wednesday, April 16, Holy Eucharist in the church at 10am and at 6pm and Holy Eucharist at Longwood Chapel at 4pm
Maundy Thursday, April 17, Holy Eucharist, Footwashing and the Stripping of the Altar at 7:30pm. The Sacrament will be reserved on the side Altar of Repose for prayer and adoration for any who wish to stay and pray through Friday evening.
Good Friday, April 18, The Liturgy for Good Friday will be held in the church at 7:30pm, with communion from the Reserved Sacrament. The Liturgy for Good Friday will also be held at noon in the Chapel of UPMC St. Margaret. A community ecumenical Good Friday service will be held at noon at the Oakmont Presbyterian Church.
Holy Saturday, Great Vigil of Easter, April 19, will be held in the church at 7:30pm. This ancient liturgy starts in darkness and the kindling of fire and light and candles. Renewal of Baptismal Vows and the first Holy Eucharist of Easter are celebrated. Bring bells to ring in Easter!
Sunday, Easter Day, April 20, The Holy Eucharist will be celebrated at both 8am (Rite One) and 10:30am (Rite Two). Bring flowers for the cross!