Holy Week 2024

St. Paul’s invites you to join us on our journey through Holy Week and towards our joyous celebration of Easter.

For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his

Romans 6.5

Palm Sunday: Joining with our Downtown Community!

Change of Service Time

As is our tradition, St. Paul’s will join the downtown churches for the Blessing of the Palms.  This is a great way to show our unity as a downtown community and come together to witness to Christ’s passion. So that our community may join with our downtown neighbors, the service at St. Paul’s will begin at 10:30am. 

10amBlessing of the Palms with Downtown Churches | Gather at Second Presbyterian Church | 5 N 5th St, Richmond, VA 23219

10:30amPalm Sunday Service at St. Paul’s | Beginning in the Memorial Garden

March 27

Tenebrae 7 PM | In the Atrium. Our experience of Jesus’ suffering is deepened in this service of “Shadows,” using traditional chants and expressions of lament from the Hebrew Scriptures, led by the gentlemen of the St. Paul’s Choir. 

March 28 Maundy Thursday

Holy Eucharist and Foot Washing Service 7 PM | This beautiful and intimate service commemorates the night Jesus washed the feet of his disciples and administered the Last Supper. Featuring the St. Paul’s Choir.

March 29 Good Friday

Good Friday Liturgy 12 PM | Including prayers, reading of the Passion Gospel, and meditations offered by the clergy.

Stations of St. Paul’s 6 PM | Join the community as we pray these unique prayer stations that mark 14 moments in the racial history of St. Paul’s. 

March 30 Holy Saturday

Holy Saturday Liturgy 8:30 AM | In the St. Paul’s Sanctuary.

The Great Vigil of Easter 8 PM | Beginning outdoors with the lighting of the Great Fire of Easter, we then move indoors with readings, hymns, and the ushering in of Easter with a festive “Alleluia.” Featuring the St. Paul’s choir. Please bring bells to help us ring in our redemption, this service will include incense.

March 31 Easter Sunday

Holy Eucharist 10 AM | Join the St. Paul’s community as we usher in Easter morning with festive brass and the St. Paul’s Choir. Followed by a festive reception.

Annual Easter Egg Hunt 11:30 AM | Capitol Square Grounds

Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm; for love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame.

Song of Songs 8.6