Sunday Schedule
8:00 
9:00

9:35
9:45
10:00
10:00
11:00

12:15
Holy Eucharist Rite I 
Holy Eucharist 
(Family Oriented)
Treble Choir
Adult Choir Rehearsal
Sunday School
Adult Forum
Holy Eucharist Rite I and II
(alternates each Sunday)
Coffee Hour
Weekday Schedule

Office Hours
Monday - Thursday 9 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 9 am - Noon

Evening Prayer
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday at 5:30 pm

Holy Eucharist
Wednesdays at 5:30 pm

Holy Eucharist with Anointing
Thursdays at 12:05 pm

 

Calvary News

Welcome to Calvary!

Welcome in the name of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Calvary Episcopal Church is a vibrant community of faith in downtown Louisville, Kentucky. We strive to make the Gospel known in  love, worship, teaching, and service. We hope that you will visit Calvary, and we look forward to welcoming you.

The Reverend Jonathan M. Erdman,
Rector, Calvary Episcopal Church

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Holy Week and Easter

April 13, 2014, Palm Sunday
8:00 a.m. Liturgy of the Palms and Eucharist of the Passion (Rite One)
9:00 a.m. Liturgy of the Palms and Eucharist of the Passion

11:00 a.m. Liturgy of the Palms and Solemn Eucharist of the Passion 
(Incense Used at this service)
 
April 14, 2014, Monday in Holy Week
8:30 a.m. Morning Prayer
12:05 p.m. Holy Eucharist (Rite Two)
5:30 p.m. Evening Prayer (Rite Two)
 
April 15, 2014, Tuesday in Holy Week
8:30 a.m Morning Prayer
12:05 p.m. Holy Eucharist (Rite Two)
5:30 p.m. Evening Prayer (Rite Two)
 
April 16, 2014, Wednesday in Holy Week
8:30 a.m Morning Prayer
12:05 p.m. Holy Eucharist (Rite Two)
6:00 p.m. Tenebrae
 
April 17, 2014, Maundy Thursday
6:00 p.m. Solemn Liturgy of Maundy Thursday
Agape Meal to follow
(Incense Used at this service)
 
April 18, 2014, Good Friday
10:00 a.m. Stations of the Cross
Reflections on each station
by Father Erdman and Mother Doyle

12:00 - 3 p.m. The Three Hours Devotion
Sermons on the Seven Last Words of Christ
by Father Erdman, Mother Doyle, and Mr. James Barnes

6:00 p.m. Solemn Liturgy of Good Friday
 
April 19, 2014, Holy Saturday
9:45 a.m. Liturgy of Holy Saturday and Cleansing of the Church
 

7:30 p.m. The Great Vigil of Easter
(Incense Used at this service)

 
April 20, 2014, The Sunday of the Resurrection (Easter Day)
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist (Rite One)
9:00 Festal Eucharist (Rite Two)
10 a.m. Parish Breakfast and Easter Egg Hunt 
11 a.m. Solemn Eucharist of the Resurrection (Rite One)
(Incense Used at this service)

 

 

 

Friday
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The Liturgies of Holy Week

Palm Sunday begins with a festival procession marking Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. The hymns “Ride on, Ride on, in Majesty” and “All Glory Laud and Honor” are typically used for the day.  Palms are blessed. The palms remind us of the palm branches that were strewn along Jesus’ path as he entered the city. The celebratory tone of the beginning is quickly changed as the Passion of Our Lord is read dramatically. The service continues with the Holy Eucharist, and ends in silence.

 

Tenebrae draws its name from the Latin word for shadows. The office of Tenebrae anticipates the monastic prayers of the Triduum (Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday.) As Jesus’ death on the cross approaches, the Lamentations of Jeremiah and the Psalms are sung, and candles are extinguished during the liturgy. At the end of the service, the last light is hidden, but not extinguished. After a loud noise recalling the earthquake that rolled away the stone at Jesus’ tomb, the candle returns to its place showing “the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.”

 

Maundy Thursday is named for the “mandatum,” or commandment that Jesus gives to love one another as he loves us. The liturgy includes the washing of feet, an act of loving service. Jesus served his disciples by taking the lowest role as a servant. We do the same as we wash each other’s feet. The next major act of Maundy Thursday is the commemoration of the institution of the Holy Eucharist at the Last Supper. The altar is vested fully as we celebrate the Sacrament of Jesus’ body and blood. Rather than end as usual, the sacrament is carried to an altar of repose, and the main altar is stripped and washed as Psalm 22 is chanted. This recalls Jesus’ capture and abuse at the hands of the authorities. The service ends in silence. In some parishes, including ours, an Agapé Meal follows and a vigil takes place at the altar of repose.

Good Friday is “God’s Friday.” This is the day that Our Lord died on the cross. St. John’s account of the Passion Gospel is always read showing the triumph of Christ on the cross.  The Solemn Liturgy of Good Friday is the central liturgy of the day. It includes the Solemn Collects, the Veneration of the Cross, and Holy Communion from the Reserved Sacrament.

 

 

Holy Saturday begins with a short liturgy recalling the time Christ was in the tomb. The central service of the day takes place in the evening. The Great Vigil of Easter is the primary Easter liturgy of the church. It begins in darkness with the kindling of a new fire and the lighting of the Paschal Candle. The Exsultet, an ancient hymn announcing Christ’s victory, is sung and readings recount God’s saving acts in the Old Testament. After a baptism or renewal of baptismal vows, the liturgy continues with the Easter Shout “Alleluia Christ is Risen!” and the first Eucharist of Easter begins.

 

Easter Day, the Sunday of the Resurrection is celebrated as a festival Sunday service. Each Sunday is a celebration of the resurrection. Therefore the liturgy of Easter Day looks a great deal like the worship offered throughout the year, but with special music and celebration. It often includes baptism or renewal of baptismal vows.

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 Sunday Schedule

8:00 a 

9:00 a

9:35 a
9:35 a
10:00a
10:00 a
11:00 a



12:15 p
5:00 p

 

Holy Eucharist
Rite I 
Holy Eucharist 
(Family Oriented)
Treble Choir
Choir Rehearsal
Sunday School
Adult Forum
Holy Eucharist
Rite I and II
(alternates each Sunday)
Coffee Hour
Evening Eucharist

 

 Weekday Schedule

Office Hours
Monday - Thursday 9 am - 4:30 pm

Morning Prayer
Tuesday - Thursday at 9:10 am

Evening Prayer
Tuesday and Thursday at 5:30 pm

Holy Eucharist

Wednesdays at 5:30 pm
Thursday at 12:05 pm (with anointing)
Friday at 12:05 pm

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