Bishop DeDe invites the entire diocesan community, clergy and laypeople, to a special Holy Week observance. The Episcopal Church raises up our leaders in community, therefore we will gather as a diocesan community to celebrate our ordained and lay leaders, share Holy Eucharist, and renew our Christian vows together. All present will renew their baptismal vows, and priests and deacons will renew their ordination vows and receive the bishop’s blessing on their year’s supply of sacramental oil, used for healing prayers and baptisms.
In order to allow as many community members as possible to attend, three identical services will take place in three different locations in the Diocese:
Each service will be led by Bishop DeDe and includes a celebration of Holy Eucharist, lay and clergy renewal of vows, and a blessing of holy oils.
The offerings at each service will be sent to the Good Friday Offering of The Episcopal Church to support the ministries of the four dioceses of the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East.
Please join us for this time of worship and spiritual renewal during Holy Week. There is no need to RSVP.