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Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori invited to preach, celebrate Holy Week in Salisbury, England

March 26, 2015
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At the invitation of the Very Rev. June Osborne, Dean, Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Katharine Jefferts Schori will preach and lead services at various times at Salisbury Cathedral during Holy Week 2015.

“I am looking forward to joining the Holy Week and Triduum liturgies of a cathedral that is both deeply historic and innovative, to meet new and old friends, and to reflect on the partnerships with Sudan and other parts of the Anglican Communion that continue to teach us all about the Paschal mystery,” Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori commented.

On Monday, March 30, the Presiding Bishop will preach at the Service of Reconciliation.

On Tuesday, March 31, Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori will preach at the Tenebrae or Service of Shadows with music by Francis Poulenc, sung by Salisbury Cathedral Choir.  

On Wednesday, April 1, the Presiding Bishop will provide the devotional reflection at the service in which the orchestra La Folia, conducted by the Cathedral’s Director of Music, David Halls, joins the Cathedral choir in a Holy Week Meditation. Music will include Allegri, Hassler and James Macmillan’s Seven Last Words from the Cross.

On Holy Thursday, April 2, Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori will preach at the Eucharist of the Last Supper.

The Good Friday Devotion service from noon – 1:15 pm will be led by the Presiding Bishop.  She will preach again during The Liturgy of the Day at which the Cathedral Choir will sing.

On Easter Sunday, April 5, Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori will preach at the Easter Eucharist

Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori previously preached at Salisbury Cathedral in June 2008.





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