Lent and Easter in Rupert’s Land 2022

Lenten & Easter Services:

All Saints
Wednesday, April 13 at 7 p.m. – Music and Prayer on the Seven Last WordsA joint presentation by All Saints and st bens of a video recording by the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra of a powerful work for cello, button accordion and orchestra expressing the seven last words of Christ.  It is interspersed with prayer\poetry written and delivered by Yuri Hooker, Pastor and Principal Cellist of the WSO.Good Friday:
9:30 a.m. – Children’s Service
This unique 45-minute service is designed for children but suitable for all ages. Adults must wear masks, and children if they are able.12:00-3:00 p.m. – Membra Jesu Nostri: Music and Readings for Good FridayAfter a two year hiatus, our traditional Good Friday service is back with the choir singing the beautiful Membra Jesu Nostri written for Good Friday in 1680 by Dieterich Buxtehude, accompanied by an instrumental ensemble. This meditative service is based on the seven last words on Christ, and the music is interspersed with scripture readings, reflections, hymns, and time for silent meditation.Easter Sunday:
9 a.m. – Spoken Eucharist in the chapel11 a.m. – Sung Eucharist: in addition to rejoicing in the resurrection of Christ we will celebrate a baptism and two confirmations.

Download the All Saints Good Friday Vigil poster.

saint benedict’s table Lenten Series
For this year’s Lenten series, we’ll be offering something on each Wednesday evening of the season. That begins on March 2 with our 7 p.m. Ash Wednesday liturgy, and then on March 9, 16, 23, 30, and April 6, we will be holding a liturgy of Compline (from the Book of Common Prayer), with a special musical accompaniment from different musicians from our community.

The line-up of musicians for the season is as follows:

  • March 9 – Trish Vrolijk – click here for a podcast of this music

  • March 16 – Gord Johnson – click here for a podcast of this music

  • March 23 – Lois Gillespie – click here for a podcast of this music

  • March 30 – Larry Campbell

  • April 6 – Steve Bell

You do not need to pre-register for these liturgies, but will be asked to sign in at the door with your name and contact number.

For more resources on the Lenten season head to this link.

St. Aidan’s Dawn Easter Service
Join St. Aidan’s Church and others on Easter Sunday Morning (April 17) at 6.15 a.m. for a Dawn service of Communion and praise in Assiniboine Park. The service begins before dawn, so that the sunrise can be part of the worship. A fire will be lit and after the celebration, Hot Cross buns will be available to toast; bring your own hot drinks. You will find us at Pitch 5 (see a link to map below). Car parking on site. All are welcome.

Assiniboine Park Map: https://www.assiniboinepark.ca/park/visit/maps-and-parking

St. Chad’s
Holy Week:
Maundy Thursday (April 14) — 7 p.m. jointly with Messiah Lutheran Church
Good Friday (April 15) — 11 a.m.
Easter Sunday (April 17) — 9:30 a.m.

St. George’s, Transcona
Palm Sunday (April 10) — 10:30 a.m.
Good Friday  (April 15) — 10:30 a.m.
Easter Sunday (April 17) — 10:30 a.m.

St. Stephen & St. Bede
Mid-week Lenten Services:
Everyone is welcome to join us during Lent as we partner with Gloria Dei Lutheran (Charleswood) to present Mid-Week Lenten Services on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.

Holy Week:
Palm Sunday: Sunday Worship with Palm Blessing and Holy Communion—Sunday, April 10 at 10:20 a.m.
Stations of the Cross: Devotional Service with Holy CommunionWednesday—April 13 at 7:00 p.m.
Maundy Thursday: Service of Holy Communion and Stripping of the Altar—Thursday, April 14, 7:00 p.m.
Good Friday: The Celebration of the Lord’s Passion—Friday, April 15, 10:00 a.m.
Easter Sunday: The Resurrection of Christ with Holy Communion—Sunday, April 17, 10:20 a.m.

Access the live stream or find out more about the upcoming mid-week Lenten services at St. Stephen & St. Bede here.

St. George’s Crescentwood
Choral Evensong on Sunday, March 20 at 4:00 p.m.  Music by Stanford, Howells, and Ayelward.  Must be double vaxed and wear a mask to attend.  We hope you can join us.

Lenten Activities:

Mapping the Ground We Stand On
The Parish of St Luke in Winnipeg will be presenting one or more sessions of the PWRDF Workshop Mapping the Ground We Stand Onduring Lent 2022.
We welcome others to join us and are prepared to hold additional sessions.
For more information, please contact Ted Rennie: [email protected]

Bishop Geoff’s Lenten Reflections:


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