Holy Week at Knox 2014

Palm Sunday at 11 a.m.

On Palm Sunday, April 13, we welcome to our service members of the Chamber Flutes – a flute choir from Mount Royal Conservatory, directed by Lucie Jones. They will provide thoughtful music throughout the service, including Pavane by Gabriel Fauré. Aura, our young women’s ensemble, will join the Knox Choir to sing the anthem, “The Children Sang Their Praises” by J.Threlfall and D. Malin. During communion, the choir will sing “Depth of Mercy” by D. Catherwood.

Palm Sunday hymns will include “All Glory, Laud and Honour” and “Hosanna, Loud Hosanna.”

Maundy Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

Please join us at 6:30 p.m. April 17, in the Theatre as we celebrate Maundy Thursday with a pot luck supper followed by communion.

Maundy Thursday is the day we commemorate Jesus celebrating the Passover with his disciples and signifies the beginnings of the celebration of the Last Supper, and what we now refer to as communion. Two important events mark Maundy Thursday: foot or hand washing as symbols of Jesus remainder to us to love and serve each other with humility, and the last supper, ie, communion, where Jesus commanded his disciples to “do this in remembrance of me”.

Good Friday at 10:30 a.m.

The Good Friday service, April 18, is annually shared by Central United, Chinese United, Knox United, and Scarboro United. This year it is hosted by Knox and will be held at 10:30 a.m. The service will take the form of a Tenebrae service, which is a Latin term for “darkness” or “shadows.” This distinctive ceremony of Tenebrae is the gradual extinguishing of candles as a series of scriptures are read, reflections are shared, and hymns are sung. Congregational hymns will include “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross,” “My Song is Love Unknown,”  and “O Sacred Head Now Wounded”.

Choir members from the other congregations will join Knox choir to sing the anthem, “Lamb of God, What Wondrous Love”, based on the beautiful orchestral piece, “Pavane,” by Gabriel Fauré. We welcome Natalie DeJong, trumpet, who will play the emotional and moving Prayer of St. Gregory, by Alan Hovhaness, after the last candle is extinguished.

A reception of hot cross buns, tea, and coffee will be served in the gymnasium following the service.

** Parking is free Good Friday at the Barclay Parkade 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and street parking is also free that day.

Easter Sunday Sunrise service at 7 a.m.

Join us in Knox garden for the sunrise service.

Easter Sunday at 11 a.m.

On Easter Sunday, the sanctuary will be filled with the jubilant sounds of brass quartet, choir and organ; the congregation will sing special arrangements of favourite Easter hymns, Jesus Christ is Risen Today and Thine is the GloryThe choir and Aura will be singing Easter Fanfare, Lift Your Voice Rejoicing Mary, and the Hallelujah Chorus.

The brass quartet prelude starts at 10:45, so come early.

Please note: If you use the Barclay Parkade on Easter Sunday, it will cost $1. More parking info is here.

Please join us this Holy Week.


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