Holy Week Information
PALM SUNDAY – April 14 · 7:30 am and 10:00 am
Services will include the blessing of the palms and the congregational reading of the Palm Sunday Gospel. At 10 am we will gather in the patio for the blessing of the palms and then process around the block as a reenactment of our Lord's triumphal entry into Jerusalem on the Sunday before His crucifixion. Palm Sunday is a day of mixed messages. There is joy and "Hosannas" followed by passion and death.
WEDNESDAY IN HOLY WEEK – April 17 · 7:00 pm
Join us for a contemplative service based on The Seven Last Words of Jesus From The Cross. Through a mixture of structured liturgy, reflections, and intentional silence we will invite Our Lord to speak personally to us as we reflect on His very human, dying interactions. Nursery-PreK care will be available.
MAUNDY THURSDAY - April 18
In the morning – by 11:00 am - We need your Garden Greens and Flowers (especially tall ones) for the Altar of Repose for our Watch. Bring them into the Parish Hall on Maundy Thursday morning. And to make them last longer, please don't pick them too early!
7:00 pm - This service celebrates the institution of the Lord's Supper. On this night Jesus washed the feet of the disciples as a sign of Christian humility and servanthood. We will do the same, with the clergy washing the feet of twelve volunteers. At the end of the service the high altar is stripped and washed by the priests after the reserved Sacrament is taken in procession to the Altar of Repose in the chapel.
THE WATCH - April 18 at 8:30 pm – April 19 at 12 noon
We will watch in the chapel at the Altar of Repose where the reserved sacrament is placed after the Maundy Thursday evening Eucharist. This altar is symbolic of our Lord's agony in the Garden of Gethsemane. Respond to our Lord's question to His disciple, "Could you not watch with me one hour?" (Matthew 26:40). Sign up on the kiosk and keep watch during hour shifts with prayer and meditation in the chapel through the night. Prayer guides will be available. We request that men of the parish sign up for the early morning hours.
GOOD FRIDAY - April 19
The Prayer Book calls us to observe Good Friday as a Fast Day-cutting down on both the quality and quantity of food that one day. It is important to remember that the observance of fasting is always mitigated by practical concerns of health and age. Other acts of discipline might also be appropriate, according to your own spiritual rule of life. You are encouraged to attend both the following services; if you are unable to attend the noon service, please come in the evening.
12 Noon - The Good Friday Liturgy lasts about 1½ to 1¾ hours and includes Devotion to the Cross. No Eucharist is celebrated this day since symbolically Jesus is dead and not with us. But the faithful receive communion from the Sacrament consecrated at the Maundy Thursday Eucharist the night before.
7:00 pm- Evensong with sermon in the church, followed by Stations of the Cross - a service depicting Christ carrying the cross to his crucifixion, his final hours, and his entombment. Nursery-PreK care will be available.
HOLY SATURDAY - April 20
9:00 am - Proper Liturgy for Holy Saturday (no Mass)
12:00 (noon) - 1:00 pm - The Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confessions) will be available in the church sanctuary. Appointments need not be made for this period of time.
EASTER VIGIL · 5:30 am
This service dramatizes the full flavor of the first Easter, moving from darkness into dawn, from death into life. We light the new fire to dispel the darkness, and from that fire the Paschal (Easter) Candle is lighted and carried through the darkened Church to the altar. From it people light their individual candles, and darkness flees before the light, which is the Light of Christ, as the dawn breaks around us. The Old Testament readings recount God's mighty acts and promises; Holy Baptism may be celebrated; the congregation renews baptismal vows. Then the first Eucharist of Easter is celebrated, and we emerge from the Church, both literally and figuratively, into the sunlight of a brilliant Easter.
This service will replace the usual 7:30 am service on Easter Day only.
EASTER BREAKFAST · 8:00 am
Join us for a delicious Easter Breakfast after the 5:30 am Mass (about 8:00 am).
EASTER DAY MASS · 10:00 am
The principle Easter Day service is a Mass with choir and the Flowering of the Cross, one of our cherished traditions at All Saints. All attending this service, adults and children alike are asked to bring a small cluster of flowers to the service to place on the cross. So we experience the somber wooden cross of Good Friday as it becomes the glorious flowered cross of Easter. Nursery-PreK care will be available.
On behalf of All Saints Anglican Cathedral, Long Beach, I welcome you. You are invited to join us for worship. It would be a privilege to meet you! Our purpose is, “Reaching Long Beach and beyond with the transforming love of Jesus Christ.” Our mission is, “Building a church community that glorifies God, follows Jesus, and is empowered by the Holy Spirit for mission to reconcile a broken world to God.” We drink deep from one river that has three streams: Scripture (our authoritative guide in faith), Sacraments (our ancient practices and rhythms in faith), and Spirit (our peace and power in faith). May you experience God’s “Never Stopping, Never Giving up, Unbreaking, Always and Forever Love.”
7:30am - Worship Service with Spoken Liturgy and Holy Communion (music third Sunday of the month)
9:00am - Discipleship Hour for All Ages
10:00am - Worship Service with Spoken and Sung Liturgy and Holy Communion
All Saints Anglican Cathedral 346 Termino Avenue Long Beach, California 90814
“According to the early Christians, the church doesn’t exist in order to provide a place where people can pursue their private spiritual agendas and develop their own spiritual potential. Nor does it exist in order to provide a safe haven in which people can hide from the wicked world and ensure that they themselves arrive safely at an otherworldly destination. Private spiritual growth and ultimate salvation come rather as the byproduct of the main, central overarching purpose for which God has called and is calling us … That through the church God will announce to the world that he is indeed its wise, loving and just creator; that through Jesus he has defeated the powers that corrupt and enslave it; and that by his Spirit he is at work to heal and renew it.” Simply Christian - N.T. Wright
Thinking About Sex and the Church
“I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.” Psalm 139:14 ESV
Shira Hearn will be offering this important class, “Thinking about Sex and the Church.”
Saturday, April 27th from 9:30-11:30am – Singleness, Sex and the Church
God created us with a sex drive and so what happens if we are single? What do we do with our sexuality as unmarried Christians? In a culture of hookup apps and casual sex, what does it mean to honor God with our sexuality? No registration required.