A traditional service of Evensong sung by the Cathedral Consort.
4.00pm Choral Evensong with the Installation of the Revd Canon Dr Anthony Cane as Dean of Portsmouth
Holy Communion (BCP)
Blessing of Palms, Singing of the Passion and Eucharist for Palm Sunday with the Cathedral Consort
Today we remember how crowds of people waving palm branches welcomed Jesus as king as he rode into Jerusalem on a donkey, only days before he was arrested. Palm crosses will be distributed at all the services today.
The service begins near the Royal Garrison Church. Bring a branch or some greenery from home to wave as we process to the Cathedral where the service continues. The Choir sings the Passion, the account of Jesus’ arrest, trial and death. This year the Passion setting is by John Sanders from the Gospel according to Saint Mark, and the Communion setting is David Price’s Missa Orbis factor (for Choir, Organ and Strings).
Eucharist of the Last Supper at 7.00pm sung by the Cathedral Consort.
The service recalls how Jesus washed the feet of his disciples as a sign of loving service, shared bread and wine and instituted the Eucharist. After the service all decoration is stripped from the altars. Those who wish may stay on for a Watch of Prayer until 11.00 pm, as we remember how Jesus was arrested as he prayed in the garden of Gethsemane.
President & Preacher: The Dean "Beyond Gethsemane".
Preaching of the Passion 12.00 to 2.00pm sung by the Cathedral Consort . A sequence of addresses, poems, prayers and music for Good Friday.
2.00pm Liturgy of Good Friday including the Singing of the Passion and Devotions at the Cross.
On the first Easter day, Jesus’ disciples found his tomb was empty, then met and ate with the risen Jesus. Our celebrations, begun last night, continue with festival services throughout the day.
Easter Day Eucharist sung by the Cathedral Consort
Music: Mass in G by Schubert and Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus
Followed by Easter Egg Hunt.