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St. John's
Episcopal Church

St. John's is a vibrant parish which comes together in beauty and grace to celebrate and share the gifts of God.  We strive, with God's help, to listen, connect, serve and grow.


Easter at St. John's


Regular Sundays at St. John's


Holy Week

During Holy Week, a labryinth will be in the parish hall.  Labyrinths are found all over the world and date back thousands of years.  Their pattern quiets our inner being so we can hear our own wisdom and the wisdom attempting to reach us.  Whether walked or traced in sand, the labyrinth pattern is a powerful tool for reflection, meditation, and a deepter knowledge of the Self.  Explanatory material will be available for use at the labyrinth.


Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in Holy Week

March 30, 31, and April 1 at 7:00 pm

The Holy Eucharist, with the Gospel stories of Jesus' last days and a short homily.


Maundy Thursday, April 2 at 7:00 pm

A service of thanksgiving for Jesus' institution of the Holy Communion and his command (mandatum) to serve one another.  As Jesus washed the feet of his disciples, the clergy will wash the feet of those who come forward.  The altar is stripped and crosses veiled for the three days of sorrow ahead.  The Youth Choir will sing.


Good Friday, April 3

Good Friday Liturgy at St. John's at 7:00 am
In this service there is no celebration of the Holy Eucharist; communion is from the bread and wine consecrated the night before.  The church is bare.


Good Friday Liturgy

Noon at St. John's and 7:00 pm at St. James's, West Hartford Center
The ancient liturgy includes the Passion Gospel and solemn prayers for the world Jesus died to save, along with meditations by the clergy, hymns, and silence.
St. John's and St. James's choirs sing at the evening service.



Holy Saturday, April 4

The Easter Vigil at Christ Church Cathedral with the lighting of the new fire and Baptisms at 7:00 pm


Easter Day, April 5

Come and cry "Alleluia!  He is risen!"
The Holy Eucharist with festal music and choir at 8:00 am and 10:30 am
with trumpets and tympani at 10:30 am


Easter flowers




Palm Sunday Procession




Parish office:  860-523-5201