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".
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.
We mark the end of the 2018 Festivities with a performance of Stravinsky’s Mass. He wrote ‘I wanted my Mass to be used liturgically; an outright impossibility as far as the Russian Church was concerned, as Orthodox tradition proscribes musical instruments in its services.’ Stravinsky’s Mass demonstrates freedom of expression, freedom of language and freedom of faith.
Join us in music and prayer as we celebrate the start of the 2018 Portsmouth
Festivities. The Cathedral Consort and Cantate will sing Zoltan Kodály’s Missa Brevis, first performed covertly in the basement of Budapest Concert Hall during the Second World War as an expression of defiance and free-will.