Holy Week begins on Palm Sunday 20th March. This year at St Mary’s the focus will be on exploring the Good News of Holy Week and Easter through art and music.
Palm Sunday Evening: A Concert for Holy Week
St Mary’s Choir and a guest orchestra will be performing Mozart’s late, great Requiem in concert at 6.30pm on Palm Sunday evening. The soloists will be taken mainly from among our Choral Scholars and our Director of Music, Tyrone Whiting, will be conducting. This promises to be a special evening. We have decided that it should be a concert performance rather than a service so that we can invite as many people as would like to come. Nevertheless, there will be an invitation to respond to the message of life after death that the Requiem so movingly proclaims.
Holy Week Sermons
Simon, our Vicar, will be preaching Holy Week this year, and will base the sermons upon artworks currently visible in London. Using projected images of each artwork, there will be an opportunity to reflect on the passion and resurrection of Jesus through these images, both in terms of the theological and spiritual insights the pictures offer, and what they have to say to us today. You may wish to view the pictures in advance by visiting the galleries which contain them.
Jesus washing Peter’s feet by Ford Madox Brown (Tate Britain)
Good Friday Meditations:
The Agony in the Garden by Andrea Mantegna (National Gallery)
Christ after Flagellation by Diego Velázquez (National Gallery)
Christ as Man of Sorrows after Jan Mossaert (National Gallery)
Good Friday Liturgy:
To be confirmed
The Supper at Emmaus by Caravaggio (National Gallery)
Details of all Holy Week events will appear on the website in the coming weeks. http://www.stmarysbattersea.org.uk/
Contact Simon for more information