During Holy Week we journey with Jesus through the final days of his life, his death on the cross, and his resurrection from the grave. Each service has incredible moments where we can participate in the story. All gatherings at 56 S. LaSalle Aurora, IL.
PALM SUNDAY (April 2, 10am)
Palm Sunday is the day we commemorate Jesus’ arrival in Jerusalem, when he was greeted by a crowd saying “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” and waving palm branches.
MAUNDY THURSDAY (April 6, 7pm)
On the night before Jesus' death, he gathered with his closest followers to celebrate the first communion and to teach them to love one another as he washed their feet.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS (April 7, 12pm & 3pm)
In this ancient devotional service, we walk with Christ through that last hours of his life, reflecting on his sufferings, death, and burial through reading the Bible, music, and prayer.
GOOD FRIDAY GATHERING (April 7, 7pm)
On Good Friday we tell the story of the Passion of Jesus as we remember the love of God that was demonstrated by Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross for the forgiveness of sins
LIGHT AND LESSONS (April 8, 2pm & 7pm)
Join our cathedral in this ancient service, the story of the God's saving work in the people of Israel is brought to life as we prepare to celebrate Jesus' resurrection. (Church of the Resurrection, 935 W. Union Ave. Wheaton, IL 60187)
EASTER SUNDAY (April 9, 10am)
On Easter Sunday we celebrate Jesus’ victory over death that has set us free and given us life!
Durante la Semana Santa recorremos con Jesús los últimos días de su vida, su muerte en la cruz y su resurrección de la tumba. Cada servicio tiene momentos increíbles donde podemos participar de la historia. 56 S. LaSalle Aurora, IL.
Domingo de Ramos (2 de abril, 10am)
El Domingo de Ramos es el día en que conmemoramos la entrada de Jesús a Jerusalén, siendo recibido por una multitud que decía: “¡Bendito el que viene en el nombre del Señor!”
VIA CRUCIS (7 de abril, 3pm)
Viernes Santo (7 de abril, 7pm)
El Viernes Santo narramos la historia de la Pasión de Jesús mientras hacemos memoria del amor de Dios, demostrado por medio del sacrificio de Jesús en la cruz para el perdón de pecados.
Domingo de Resurrección (9 de abril, 10am)
¡El Domingo de Resurrección continuamos la celebración! ¡La victoria de Jesús sobre la muerte nos ha libertado y nos ha dado vida!
We meet on the 3rd floor of Bureau Gravity overlooking beautiful downtown Aurora (56 S. Lasalle Street). You'll find free street parking and several large parking lots on E Benton or Downer Place.
Estamos reuniéndonos en el tercer piso de Bureau Gravity (56 S Lasalle St. Aurora).Plan you visit here!
During Holy Week, nursery is available for children ages 0-4. Most other Sunday mornings we have our full City Kids children's ministry for ages birth-5th grade.
Looking for ways to engage with Holy Week in between gatherings in your household? Download this guide for ideas! Check out the other resources below as well:
Stations of the Cross Bulletin for personal use during a neighborhood prayer walk
Holy Week Devotional from Immanuel Anglican Church
Why We Celebrate the Easter Vigil by Canon Stephen Gauthier
A Guide to Holy Week by Church of the Resurrection
God’s Saving Deeds Easter Vigil Devotional & Art Book from Church of the Resurrection
Lenten & Good Friday Devotional & Art Book from Church of the Resurrection
Holy Week Devotions for each day of the week from City of Light.
Holy Week Explained Videos by Church of the Resurrection
Easter Vigil Reading Videos from past Vigils at Church of the Resurrection
This years' art comes from contemporary Ukranian artist Ivanka Demchuk and is used with her permission. Born in 1990 in Lviv, she creates artworks for the spiritual enrichment of the viewer, illustrating a new religious essence as an alternative to producing classical canonical examples, researching principles of interpreting icons without losing sacral significance. Seeking new methods of expression in her working methodology, she uses modern and ancient technologies, including chalk gesso, that allows for experimentation with texture and the creation of interesting color effects.Follow Ivanka