Holy Week 2023

Holy Week 2023

Holy Week observances for Trinity begin with two services on Palm Sunday, April 2nd at 8:30AM and 10:15AM. The brief early service at 8:30AM and the full traditional service at 10:15AM. Both services begin with the distribution of palms in commemoration of Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem. The congregation will actively participate in the readings.

On Maundy Thursday, April 6th, the service at 7:00 pm will be a Communion service, marking Christ’s admonition to his disciples that they share the bread and wine in remembrance of him, thus introducing the rite of Holy Communion.

Please join our friends from other Christian churches in town for our annual Good Friday Walk. On Good Friday, April 7th, Trinity will be part of the annual Tenafly Good Friday Ecumenical Walk. This will begin at 1:00 pm. at the Church of the Atonement, on the corner of Highwood Avenue and Engle Street, and continue through Tenafly, making stops at various churches for readings and music followed by a brief time for meditation and reflection. The final stop will be at Trinity, finishing about 3:00 pm. We encourage everyone to take part in at least a portion of this observance if you’re not able to do the entire two hours. Also, carpooling is possible if the walk is too much effort.

On the evening of Good Friday, there will be a Tenebrae service at 7:00 pm. The Passion of Christ will be read in increments while the candles on the candelabra are extinguished one by one, leaving the sanctuary in semi-darkness to help us sense the loneliness and isolation of Jesus in his solitary anguish as he faced his death on the cross.

On Easter Sunday morning, there will be only one service at 10:15 am allowing us to celebrate the occasion together in close fellowship. Special music will be featured. Following the service, there will again be an Easter Egg Hunt (weather permitting) for children on the front lawn.

Holy Week is one of the cornerstones of our religion. Let’s make it a point to attend these services, strengthening our faith and commitment to Trinity and to each other