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Eucharist of the Last Supper with Watch

Date:
Thursday 18th April

Time:
19:30 - 22:00


Description:As evening gathers in the Cathedral, the Last Supper and Jesus’ gift of himself are remembered in the Eucharist. Like many of the Holy Week liturgies, the feel of the Eucharist changes throughout the service. The Gloria in excelsis is sung for the first time since the beginning of Lent, but after the footwashing (all are welcome to take part) and the eucharist the altars are stripped as the choir sings psalms of lament and the sacrament is moved to a simply but beautifully adorned place, where, with the disciples, we are invited to watch with Christ ‘for one brief hour’. The Cathedral, in semi-darkness now, remains open until 10pm for prayer and reflection, when the final gospel of the day is read and Christ is left alone.

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