St Edmund's Episcopal Church San Marino

Easter and Holy Week 2021 at St. Edmund’s

In-person and online

Sunday, April 4 at 9am
Holy Eucharist Outdoors on the Close
(Register Here)
Weather permitting we will be outside at 9am
for a service with live music and communion (bread only).
Reservations are required as seating is limited.

Online at 10am on YouTube and Facebook
premiering at 10am and available all day


This Sunday, March 28
Online only premiering at 10am
YouTube or Facebook
Palm Sunday begins Holy Week and this is the day when we celebrate the triumphal entry of
Jesus Christ into Jerusalem the week before his death and resurrection.
The Bible reveals that when Jesus entered Jerusalem, the crowds greeted him by
waving palm branches and covering his path with palm branches.
Immediately following this great time of celebration in the ministry of Jesus,
he begins his journey to the cross.


April 1
Online only premiering at 7pm
YouTube or Facebook
“Maundy” comes from the Latin, Mandatum which means ‘commandment’ or ‘mandate’.
On this evening we celebrate the institution of the Eucharist by Jesus at the Last Supper.
The command to love one another is represented in the “foot washing” by which in tradition
we imitate the action of Jesus in John’s Gospel as an outward and visible sign of sharing in this love.


April 2
Available online all day starting at 7am
YouTube or Facebook
On this day our focus is on the cross and the crucifixion of Jesus. It is a day of fasting,
penitence and reflection, all the while remembering that the crucifixion is not the final word
as we journey with great hope toward the resurrection.


April 3
A Diocesan-wide Online service at 8pm
Facebook and YouTube
The Vigil is one of the most dramatic, beautiful and ancient services of the Church year.
On this night we anticipate, affirm and celebrate the resurrection with the lighting of the Paschal Candle representing the light coming into the world. Traditionally we baptize and renew our baptismal vows, and we celebrate the first Eucharist of Easter. The evening begins in candlelight as we recount God’s saving work in creation and ends with Alleluias once again resounding in great celebration
of the mystery and hope of new life in the risen Christ.