Holy Week

Our Holy Week services will be both in-person and streamed online.

9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
We mark Jesus’ triumphal entrance into Jerusalem as our shouts of Hosanna fade to the drama of the coming week. 

7:00 p.m. | Service of Tenebrae
This service of Tenebrae (Latin for Shadows) tells the story of Jesus’ last days. Led by the Willie Sordillo Ensemble, we journey from the Communion Table to the Cross as the light around us dims.


12:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
On the most somber day of the Christian year, we gather in prayer and song to reflect on the last hours of Christ, and mourn the death that changed the world.

This Good Friday at 7pm in the Gordon Chapel, the Old South Chamber Chorus and soloists will present a performance of Sir John Stainer’s passion oratorio The Crucifixion, a musical retelling of the Redeemer's final hours. Modeled on the great passion settings of Bach, Stainer’s oratorio is among the most popular English-language works depicting the events surrounding Christ’s death. Premiered in 1887 — roughly contemporaneous with the New Old South Church edifice — the work combines recitatives, solos and masterful choruses that range from graphic shouts of “Crucify!” to the work’s beloved centerpiece, “God So Loved the World.”

12pm Bulletin      7pm Bulletin  

9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
The triumph of the Christian story of resurrection informs a service of worship that is characterized by joyous celebration. Trumpet and organ, voice and timpani combine to bring us to the empty tomb, to peer inside, to see it is empty, to give God wild thanksgiving for the hope of everlasting life.

Accessibility Notes: ASL interpreter, wheelchair accessible; hearing loop; large-print bulletins available. Our 11:00 a.m. service will be livestreamed at youtube.com/OldSouthChurch


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