Special Worship Services & Musical Events

Special worship services and musical events, such as Christmas Eve and Easter services, Evensong, Taizé, and organ and choir concerts, are offered throughout the year. Information about upcoming events is shared on this page.

Lessons & Carols

Sunday, December 17

Join us December 17 at 6:00 PM for Advent Lessons and Carols! This beautiful service, an Anglican tradition, is meant to help us prepare for Christmas. Scripture lessons will be read and Advent carols will be sung by the choir and the congregation. This year, the choir will highlight works by Beibl, Bruckner, Goldschmidt, Ord, and Pilkington.

Please note that the service will include the use of incense. A nursery will be available for children age 4 and under.

Christmas Eve

Sunday, December 24

We will have three services on Sunday, December 24. The first will be a 10:00 AM service of Holy Eucharist to observe the fourth Sunday of Advent. The 4:00 PM Christmas Eve service will be a family friendly service with Holy Eucharist and a Children's Pageant that will serve as both Gospel and Homily. Music will be led by the choristers.

A nursery will be available for children age 4 and under at the 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM services.

Our traditional Midnight Mass remains a highlight of the year, with special prelude music beginning at 10:30 PM and a choral Holy Eucharist at 11:00 PM.

Please note that the 11:00 PM service will include the use of incense. No nursery available.

Christmas Day

Monday, December 25

The 10:00 AM service on Christmas Day, December 25, will be a said Holy Eucharist, Rite II with no music.

No nursery available.

Christmas I

Sunday, December 31

Morning Prayer, Rite II, with Holy Communion and using the Book of Common Prayer, will be held at 10:00 AM on Sunday, December 31.

A nursery will be available for children age 4 and under. No Children's Chapel.

Kinnara Ensemble

Saturday, January 20

On Saturday, January 20 at 7:00 PM, you are invited to join renowned professional chamber choir Kinnara Ensemble on a musical journey from darkness into light. Featuring works by Johannes Brahms, Henry Purcell, Morton Lauridsen and selections from Shawn Kirchner’s Heavenly Home. Comprising some of the nation's finest ensemble and solo singers, Under the direction of J.D. Burnett, who also serves as Associate Director of Choral Activities at the University of Georgia, Kinnara Ensemble performs a wide variety of standard choral repertoire from all eras. Now in its 10th anniversary season, Kinnara Ensemble released its first commercial recorded album, Provenance, in late September 2017 on the Affetto label, distributed internationally by Naxos. 

For more information, visit kinnaraensemble.org.

The concert will be followed by a light reception.

Ash Wednesday

Wednesday, February 14

Both services will be held in the Nave; 12:10 PM (spoken service) and 7:00 PM (with choir).

Lenten Compline

Sunday, February 25

The choir will offer a sung service of Compline at 7:00 PM. This short contemplative candle-lit service will be the perfect way to close your day.

Palm Sunday

Sunday, March 25

Services will be held at 8:15 AM and 10:45 AM with Liturgy of the Palms and procession.

Maundy Thursday

Thursday, March 29

Join us for worship at 7:00 PM and the stripping of the altar at Grace at 8:30 PM.

Good Friday

 Friday, March 30

Watch for details.

Easter Vigil

Saturday, March 31

Join us for the Great Vigil of Easter at 8:30 PM. This service is the highlight of our Christian liturgical year and will include the lighting of the Paschal candle, important readings from scripture, chanting and song from the choir, and baptisms.

Easter Sunday

Sunday, April 1

Identical festal services with brass, organ, and choir will be held at 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM with a continental breakfast between the services.

Evensong for the Feast of Gregory of Nazianzus

Sunday, May 6

The choir will offer a service of sung Evensong to honor the feast of Gregory of Nazianzus, fourth-century Bishop of Constantinople and framer of the Doctrine of the Trinity. A light supper will be served at 5:00 PM and the service will begin at 6:00 PM. A pre-service organ recital will begin at 5:30 PM.

   

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