Preparing for the Paschal Feast: A Morning of Reflection, Eucharist & Blessing of Chrism for All April 11
On Tuesday in Holy Week, April 11, from 10 am to 1 pm, all members of the diocese are invited to gather at St. James Commons and St. James Cathedral for a time of preparation for the celebrations of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Great Vigil of Easter. The half-day retreat is offered as a time of refreshment and reflection and will begin with prayer and meditation, include a celebration of the Eucharist with the blessing of chrism and conclude with a simple lunch of soup, salad and bread (optional for those who can stay).
The Ven. David Painter will serve as guest preacher and during the Eucharist, chrism will be blessed for use in congregations. Those planning to take oil with them are asked to bring clean glass containers with lids (eight ounce containers are recommended).