Sunday, April 5, 2009
Palm Sunday at Christ Church Cathedral
It was standing room only for Palm Sunday at Christ Church Cathedral. The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ was enacted. Reverend Canon Herbert O'Driscoll sermon's told the story of the weeks of Lent leading to Easter Sunday next week, sharing the meaning of these to the busy everyday lives of parishioners. Organist Rupert Lang, Director of Music lead the Cathedral Choir accompanied as well by the trumpet of Christopher Robertson and Philip Crewe's timpani. It was triumphant as the entrance of Jesus to Jerusalem. Archdeacon Ellen Clark-King presided over eucharist. At the end of the service Rev Alistair Smith shook our hands inside before Dean Peter Elliott sent us on our way outside.
Easter week at Christ Church Cathedral will include an easter egg hunts for children, daily eucharist at 12.10. There will be a 7:30 am Eucharist and community breakfast Maundy Thursday as well the institution of the Lord's Supper with Pedalvium at 7:30 pm. Good Friday April 10 has a 10:30 am Family Good Friday event, 3 pm Choral Celebration and 4:30 to 7:30 extended open hours. Saturday, there are baptism preparations. And April 12 is Sunday of the Resurrection, Easter Sunday with Eucharist at 10:30 am with Bishop Michael Ingham preaching. The Compline service of Gregorian chants is every Sunday at 9:30 pm.