St. Peter's Episcopal Church
Journey with Jesus:
Passion Week and Easter 2016
Yesterday, Palm Sunday, began what often is called the "holiest of weeks" on the church year calendar. In ways radically different from what may be familiar, popular, or even comfortable, Christians everywhere are called to journey with Jesus. This extraordinary week invites each to increase companionship with the Savior of the world... Read more 

Sunday, March 27
at St. Peter's

7:00 a.m.
Holy Eucharist, Rite I
9:00 a.m.
Holy Eucharist, Rite II

11:00 a.m.
Holy Eucharist, Rite II

5:00 p.m. Evenings at St. Peter's
Note: Childcare for infants and toddlers up to age two will be available Easter Day from 8:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m. in the Infant and Toddler Center, on the main floor of the Parish House.

Looking Ahead - Mark Your Calendars 
  • March 28-April 1: Parish Offices Closed for Clergy and Staff Break
  • April 3: High Sunday Brunch - Noon
  • April 7: Pub Theology  - The Liberty Restaurant - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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Holy Week 2016 
Holy Week at St. Peter's
Holy Week at St. Peter's: During this holiest of times in the Christian calendar, we offer many ways for the St. Peter's family to participate. Please join us throughout the week to enrich your experience of Easter by "walking the way of Christ," a tradition rooted in the Gospel narratives, which likely emerged among the first disciples of Jesus.
  • Holy Monday-Maundy Thursday 8:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m. - Morning Prayer
  • Maundy Thursday 7:00 p.m. - The Maundy Thursday Liturgy
  • Maundy Thursday 8:30 p.m. -7:30 a.m. Good Friday - All Night Prayer Vigil
  • Good Friday 7:30 a.m. - Communion from the Reserved Sacrament
  • Good Friday Noon-3:00 p.m. - Solemn Liturgy
  • Good Friday4:00 p.m. - Stations of the Cross
  • Holy Saturday 7:00 p.m. - The Great Vigil of Easter
  • The Sunday of the Resurrection: Easter Day Holy Eucharist 7:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 5:00 p.m. 
Incense (hypoallergenic) will be used at the following liturgies: Maundy Thursday, March 24, 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, March 26, The Great Vigil of Easter at 7:00 p.m.; and Easter, 11:00 a.m.
Practices Rooted in Ancient Tradition

Practices Rooted in Ancient Tradition: All that we do during Holy Week and Easter is rooted in ancient tradition. To enhance your experience, here is additional information about the liturgies and rituals listed above. 
  • Morning Prayer on Holy Monday through Maundy Thursday mornings offer a contemplative way to start the day. Lay ministers officiate this service of the The Daily Office throughout the year.
  • The Maundy Thursday liturgy invites us to consider the command of the Last Supper, and includes foot-washing; the stripping, washing, and anointing of the altar; and procession of the Blessed Sacrament to the Chapel for an All Night Prayer Vigil, in the context of rich music.
  • The All Night Prayer Vigil invites us to respond to Jesus' request to the disciples to "remain here, and stay awake with me." Sign up to participate and/or submit prayer requests at the Holy Week at St. Peter's sign in the Parish House Lobby or online.
  • Good Friday begins with prayers and Communion from the Reserved Sacrament in the Chapel. Later, our annual Solemn Liturgy includes organ and choral music, the Passion narrative, meditations by the clergy, silence, and the Procession and Veneration of the Cross. At 4:00 p.m., Stations of the Cross for all ages commemorate Jesus' last hours, including those who witnessed Jesus' suffering.
  • The Great Vigil of Easter on Saturday is the culmination of Lent and the initiation of Eastertide beginning with lighting the first fire of Easter in front of the church.This ancient liturgy unites many opposites: the struggle between dark and light, cross and resurrection, death and eternal life.
  • The Sunday of The Resurrection: Easter Day celebrates the risen Christ.

A Few Reminders

Schedule Changes: The following regularly-scheduled activities will not occur during Holy Week... Read more

High Sunday Brunch: You can make reservations for the discounted early ticket price all this week... Read more 

Easter Potluck Lunch: Celebrate Easter with the 20s and 30s at the home of Marion and Cooper Morrison after the 10:45 a.m. Easter Day liturgye. RSVP to Marion Morrison at
Eastertide Parish Book Study: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nahesi Coates will be introduced at the April 3 Parish Hall Forum... Read more

Discussing Racial Reconciliation at Pub Theology on April 7: All adults are invited to this casual weeknight gathering, which started in 2013. On April 7, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., as a continuation of last's month's rather provoking discussion, the Reverends Ollie V. Rencher and Joslyn Ogden Schaefer will co-host "Our Call to Racial Reconciliation"... Read more

St. Peter's Episcopal Church

115 West Seventh Street

Charlotte, NC 28202


St. Peter's Episcopal Church | 115 West Seventh St. | Charlotte | NC | 28202