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Holy Week

Christ Lutheran Costa Mesa
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What Is Holy Week? And Why Do We Celebrate It?

Holy Week is the week before Easter, beginning with Palm Sunday and ending on Holy Saturday, which is the day before Easter Sunday. We celebrate Holy Week to recognize and connect deeper with the moments leading up to Jesus' sacrifice on the cross and to the joyous hope that we have in Him because of his resurrection.

Share with your family, friends and neighbors and join us, for all or some part of this wonderful annual celebration.

Sunday, March 25th | Palm Sunday
- Traditional 8:00 AM (Mass Choir)
- Contemporary 10:30 AM (Mass Choir)

Thursday, March 29th, 9:00 - 10:45 AM | Way Of The Cross (Meet in the plaza. Campus tours of Jesus' last day on earth conducted every 15-20 minutes).

Thursday, March 29th, 7:00 PM | Maundy "Holy" Thursday & First Communion Service (Commemorates the Last Supper and Christ's servant's heart demonstrated in the washing of his disciples' feet).

Friday, March 30th, 12:00 - 3:00 PM | Good Friday Tre Ore "The Three Hours' Agony" Service (Commemorates the Passion of Christ and focuses on the seven last words spoken).

Friday, March 30th, 7:00 PM | Good Friday Tenebrae "Shadows or Darkness" Service (A remembrance of the somber events that occurred in Jesus' life from the exuberant entrance into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday through the night of Jesus' burial on Good Friday.

Sunday, April 1st | Easter Worship Services (Celebrates the resurrection)
- Sunrise 6:30 AM (Easter Cafe following)
- Traditional 8:30 AM
- Contemporary 10:30 AM (Easter Cafe following)