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Christ Church Cathedral is the Cathedral for the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts.  

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Welcome to the website of Christ Church Cathedral.

The most important thing that I can tell you about our Cathedral is that it is marked by Easter joy – as a parish family, and as the mother church of the Diocese of Western Massachusetts. ...more.

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Holy Week at Christ Church Cathedral

Music of the great repertoire of the Church will resonate in our hearts and minds as we celebrate and reflect the journey of our Lord Jesus Christ: from Palm Sunday's shouts of 'Hosanna,' and the solemnity of Holy Week, to the strains of Easter's 'Alleluia!' The Cathedral Music Program will welcome our beloved Cathedral musicians and Clarion Brass at various times throughout the week as they join the Cathedral Choir and Organist/Choirmaster David Pulliam.

March 29 Palm Sunday 
Isaiah 50:4-9a **  
Philippians 2:5-11 ** Mark 15: 1-39
8:00 AM Holy Eucharist, Passion Gospel and Liturgy of Palms - Preacher Dean Munroe
10:00 AM Holy Eucharist, Passion Gospel and Liturgy of Palms - Preacher Dean Munroe
12:15 PM La Santa Eucaristía, La Pasión y La Liturgia de Las Palmas - Preacher Fr. Callard
6:00 PM Compline

March 30 Monday in Holy Week
 
8:45 AM Morning Prayer - All Saints Chapel 
Noon Holy Eucharist - All Saints Chapel  - Preacher  Canon Dwyer

March 31 Tuesday in Holy Week 
8:45 AM Morning Prayer - All Saints Chapel
Noon Holy Eucharist & Diocesan Clergy Renewal of Ordination Vows - Preacher Bishop Fisher

April 1 Wednesday in Holy Week 
8:45 AM Morning Prayer - All Saints Chapel
Noon Holy Eucharist - Preacher  Fr. Rick Bellows

April 2 Maundy Thursday
 
8:45 AM Morning Prayer - All Saints Chapel
11:45 AM Holy Eucharist - Cathedral Chapel - Preacher Dean Munroe
5:30 PM Holy Eucharist with Choir, Foot Washing and Stripping of Altar - Preacher Dean Munroe 
6:30 PM Agape Meal, Foot Washing and Tenebrae (Spanish) Kendrick Room - Preacher Fr. Callard 
9:00 PM All-Night Prayer Vigil

April 3  Good Friday
 
8:45 AM Morning Prayer - All Saints Chapel 
Noon 'Stations in the Streets', the Way of the Cross in Downtown Springfield - leaving the Cathedral parking lot at Noon. 

2-3 PM Silent Prayers in the Cathedral 
5:30 PM Good Friday Liturgy, with Choir and Instruments -  Dean Munroe 
7:00 PM Oficio de Viernes Santo y Las Siete Palabras -  Canon Callard

April 4 Holy Saturday
 
9:00 AM Proper Liturgy - Dean Munroe 
7:00 PM The Great Vigil of Easter - with Bishop Fisher - Preacher Canon Callard 
 
Joshua Bowman, Cantor

April 5 Easter Day 
Acts 10:34-43 ** Paslm 118: 1-2, 14-24
1 Corinthians 15: 1-11  ** John 20: 1-18
6:00 AM Sunrise Service in the Fitch Courtyard - Preacher Dean Munroe
8:00 AM Festival Choral Eucharist -  Preacher Canon Callard
10:00 AM Festival Choral Eucharist - Preacher Bishop Fisher
Easter Preludes -- Clarion Brass
Jesus Christ is risen today -- arr. J. Rutter (b. 1945)
The strife is o'er, the battle done -- F. Candlyn (1892-1964)
'Hallelujah' from Messiah -- G.F. Handel (1685-1759)
12:15 PM La Solemne Pascua del Señor - Preacher Canon Callard

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  Opportunities for Spiritual Nurture this Lent

“Living Well” – Wednesdays at 7:00 PM

The adult education offering this Lent is a series of discussions on “Living Well – Connections between Spirituality and Wellness,” held at St. Andrew’s Church in Longmeadow – led by Dean Munroe and area clergy.

Confirmation/Reception/Reaffirmation – Mondays at 6:30 PM

Dean Munroe prepares parishioners for the Confirmation service in April with a series of classes that examines the Christian faith through the lens of the Anglican tradition.

Adult Forums – Sundays at 11:45 AM

On Sundays in Lent, a series of forums direct our minds and hearts toward the conclusion of Lent: a cross and an empty tomb.

Pastors’ Council Services – Wednesdays at 7:00 PM

On Wednesday evenings, the Pastors’ Council of Springfield holds Lenten services of worship at a different church each week. Dean Munroe will assist.

Stations of the Cross / Via Crucis – Wednesdays at 6:00 PM

The Cathedral joins with St. Peter’s Church to offer a bi-lingual service of the Stations of the Cross, followed by a simple meal.

Held at St, Peter's  4/1 

The Gospel of Mark: Miracles and Parables – Thursdays at 10:30 AM

A Lenten Bible Study on the Gospel according to St. Mark on the Thursday mornings in Lent, led by Laurel Stewart.

Centering Prayer – Saturdays at 10:30 AM

On Saturday mornings, all are invited to gather in a quiet space to experience Centering Prayer, listening for the voice of God.

Compline – Sunday Evening, March 29, at 6 PM

Bible Studies

Mondays (8:00 to 9:00AM), Kendrick Room; Wednesdays (12:30 to 1:30 PM), Library; Sundays (9:00 to 9:45 AM), Diocesan Common Room