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Holy Week services announced

Major Daniel Roode prepares the cross to be carried in procession from Salvation Army Church to St. Peter’s Cathedral on Thursday, April 18. The procession begins at 11 a.m., marching through downtown Charlottetown to end up at St. Peter’s for 12 noon for a short service, 12:10-12:40 p.m.
Major Daniel Roode prepares the cross to be carried in procession from Salvation Army Church to St. Peter’s Cathedral on Thursday, April 18. The procession begins at 11 a.m., marching through downtown Charlottetown to end up at St. Peter’s for 12 noon for a short service, 12:10-12:40 p.m. - Contributed

Christian council events include Cross Walk Thursday in Charlottetown downtown

The Charlottetown Area Christian Council’s annual Holy Week Services will be held at 12 noon at St. Peter’s Anglican Cathedral, April 15-18 this year.

This is the 38th annual Holy Week for the council.

Besides the noon-hour services, the public is invited to join in on a Cross Walk through downtown Charlottetown on April 18, beginning at 11 a.m., from the Salvation Army at the corner of Prince and Fitzroy streets. The Salvation Army will carry a cross in a solemn walk of witness to St. Peter’s Cathedral in time for the 12 noon service.

Following the service each day, a light lunch of soup and sandwiches will be served in the church hall by the St. Peter’s Anglican Church Women’s group. While the meal is free, meal donations will be accepted to assist ACW’s charitable projects. Everyone is welcome.

As well, a donation box will be placed at the entrance to the Cathedral for anyone wishing to donate to Charlottetown Area Christian Council projects.

In the Christian calendar, Palm or Passion Sunday is the beginning of Holy Week, which begins on April 14 this year. Holy Week ends in great joy, gratitude and hope on Easter Sunday, April 21.

During the week, Christians reflect on the meaning of Jesus' death on the cross, nearly 2,000 years ago. As well, Holy Week marks the festival of Passover, the most celebrated Jewish holiday of the year, observing God's deliverance of the children of Israel from slavery in Egypt.

Speakers for Holy Week Services

Charlottetown Area Christian Council of Churches will hold services 12:10-12:40 p.m. daily at St. Peter’s Cathedral, April 15-18. Following are the speakers:

Monday – Rev. John Evans, Charlottetown Community Baptist Church

Tuesday – Rev. Darin MacKinnon, Spring Park United Church

Wednesday – Rev. John Clark, St. Paul’s Anglican Church

Thursday – Rev. Keith Kennefic, St. Dunstan’s Roman Catholic Basilica

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