Welcome to Christ Church, Cooperstown
Good Friday: April 19, 2019
8:30 a.m. Morning Prayer in St Agnes Chapel.
12:00 noon. Stations of the Cross for Families in St Agnes Chapel.
All are welcome to take part in this special offering of the Stations of the Cross, especially suitable for young children and families.
5:30 p.m. Stations of the Cross in St Agnes Chapel.
7:30 p.m. The Solemn Liturgy of Good Friday in the Church.
This moving liturgy includes a sermon, prayers, veneration of the Cross, and Holy Communion from the sacrament reserved on the Altar of Repose at the conclusion of Maundy Thursday.
Holy Saturday: April 20, 2019
9:00 a.m. The Proper Liturgy of Holy Saturday in St Agnes Chapel.
This brief service commemorates the Sabbath on which Christ’s body lay in the tomb.
7:30 p.m. The Great Vigil of Easter.
This magnificent liturgy begins with the kindling of the new fire at the Lychgate. The congregation processes first into St Agnes Chapel, where we read Scripture, sing hymns, and offer prayers recalling God’s deeds of power down through the ages. We then move to the Font at the rear of the Church to reaffirm our Baptismal Covenant. Finally, the service concludes with a joyful celebration of the Resurrection and the first Holy Eucharist of Easter at the High Altar.
The FEast of the REsurrection: Easter Sunday: April 21, 2019
7:30 a.m. Morning Prayer in St Agnes Chapel.
8:00 a.m. Holy Communion with Sermon in the Church. This service uses traditional language (Rite I), and usually lasts about 50 minutes.
10:00 a.m. Holy Communion with music, Children's Message, and Sermon in the Church. This service uses contemporary language (Rite II), and usually lasts about 75 minutes.
An Easter Egg Hunt in the Churchyard will follow the 10:00 a.m. service. Children are encouraged to bring their Easter baskets!
8:30 a.m. Wednesdays: Holy Communion in St Agnes Chapel. This service usually lasts about 45 minutes.
8:30 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: Morning Prayer in St Agnes Chapel. This service usually lasts about 20 minutes.
5:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: Evening Prayer in St Agnes Chapel. This service usually lasts about 20 minutes.