HOLY WEEK AND EASTER
Journey home this Holy Week to Historic Trinity Lutheran Church for the Downtown Lutheran Holy Week Services. The finest quality in preaching, liturgy, and music will be presented at Historic Trinity, during these holy days. Secure and lighted parking is available. Historic Trinity is pleased to serve your spiritual needs.
PALM SUNDAY - April 9, 2017
Since the early days of the Christian Church, the palm blessed at Worship Services on Palm Sunday are carried home by the faithful as a symbol of Christ's presence among them. Before Ash Wednesday, the blessed palm is burned and its residue is used in the distribution of ashes as a symbol of penance during Lent. On Palm Sunday, March 20, 2016 there will be the Procession and a Blessing of the Palms, in each of the three Worship Services. The Sunday School children, each carrying palms, will lead the Procession from Eastern Market (weather permitting) into the church at 9:30 a.m. and they will sing at the beginning of the Worship Service. Each person present at any of the three Worship Services, will receive a blessed palm to take home.
MAUNDY THURSDAY - April 13, 2017
GOOD FRIDAY - April 14, 2017
Three Consecutive Good Friday Worship Services
All Midday Services: The Lutheran Choralaires
Tenebrae Service 7:00 p.m.
An inspirational candlelight worship service built upon the Seven Words of the Cross. The Pastors of the Historic Trinity Cathedral Ministry will be speaking on each of the Seven Words. Music presentations by the Historic Trinity Adult Choir and Karl Osterland, Organist.
You are invited to celebrate the Festival of the Resurrection this Easter Sunday, April 16th at Historic Trinity Lutheran Church in downtown Detroit. . Sing "Alleluia, He Is Risen" in this spectacular cathedral church, decorated with many Easter lily plants. Join in with the triumphant refrains of the Baseline Brass and the powerful singing of the Historic Trinity Cathedral Choirs. Enjoy inspiring organ music by Karl Osterland, Music Director at Historic Trinity. Hear the Easter message proclaimed by Rev. Darryl L. Andrzejewski, head Pastor of Historic Trinity Lutheran Church. At the tolling of the bells, remember those who have gone on to the Church Triumphant, since last Easter. An Easter Breakfast is served from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (free will offering).
Easter Processional Cross
Following the Good Friday Tenebrae Service, the Processional Crucifix, made in the 1700's and used in our 2nd church building in 1866, is removed. During the Easter Season, the Memorial Processional Cross is used, which symbolizes the empty cross, "For He Is Risen." The Memorial Processional Cross is used in all worship services from Easter Sunday until Ascension Day and, during the Lutheran Veterans Worship Services. The cross was given by Rev. Arthur Kreinheder, in memory of those service men of Historic Trinity who were killed in action in World War II. They were Arnold Stowszkop (North Carolina), Clarence Hohl and Harold Hartmann (Philippines), Robert Mann (Germany), and Thomas Klix and Gunther Pollack (Pacific). The name of James Ellison Scott, a member of Historic Trinity who was killed in action in the Vietnam War, has been added to the Memorial Processional Cross.
The Coronation Paraments and vestments are used by the Cathedral Pastors on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Easter Sunday, and each Funeral Service, here, at Historic Trinity Lutheran Church. They symbolize our union in birth and death with the King of Kings, Jesus Christ. In addition, each Pastor of the Cathedral Ministry participating in the Christmas or Easter Festival Worship Services, wears a "Coronation Chasuble". The Pectoral Clergy Cross worn by Pr. Andrzejewski for the Festival of Christmas, the Festival of Easter, is made of metal and it is coated with 24 carte gold, and contains twenty six fine cut diamonds.
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