Lent 2017

February 21, 2017

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ASH WEDNESDAY
Wednesday 1 March
7.40am Mattins; 8am Holy Communion; 12noon Holy Communion; 4.15pm Evening Prayer; 5.30pm Sung Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes.

B & B (BIBLE & BREAKFAST) with Canon Roly Riem
Sundays 5, 12, 19 and 26 March and Sunday 2 April at 9.45am, Paul Woodhouse Suite
During Lent Canon Roly will lead an informal discussion group over breakfast using the gospel reading for the following Eucharist. This will be a chance for participants to explore issues of faith provoked by Jesus’ journey to the cross and also, for those who choose to come over to the Cathedral, to prepare for the sermon and worship to follow.

LENT SERMONS
Sundays 5, 12, 19 and 26 March and Sunday 2 April at Mattins
It is virtually impossible to live in Western society without adopting consumerist attitudes. This sermon series at Mattins during Lent reflects on the impact of our own attitudes, and the pressures that surround us and how we handle the power of money, which Jesus called Mammon.  We will therefore be considering the tensions that arise in society that needs economics and finance but as Christians we are called to live by values shaped by the gospel. This means we need to be able to critique contemporary culture. Who will be the ruler of our lives? Who sits on the throne?  Who will direct our actions and attitudes? Is it Jesus Christ, who brings truth, hope and freedom? Or is it Mammon, so attractive, so clear, but leading us into paths that tangle, trip and deceive?  If it’s Mammon we need to dethrone it.

LENT LECTURE SERIES – Introducing the Christian narrative – Bishop Tim Dakin
Wednesday 15 & 22 March and Thursday 6 April from 7pm to 9pm, Taylor Selwyn Room
Looking at the Christian narrative and drawing on materials produced by the Church of England, “Understanding Christianity”, Bishop Tim will be looking at the Biblical story and its implications for us as Christians in our daily lives. There will be hand-outs provided and illustrative materials. This is a free event.

VIA LUMINOSA – The Stations of the Cross in Light
Thursday 6 and Friday 7 April at 8pm
This service is a journey around twelve biblical stations, painted in video and light upon the Cathedral. On Friday the service will include live music as well as traditional prayers and responses. On Thursday the stations can be visited informally giving space for private prayer and reflection. All welcome, no booking required.

HOLY WEEK AND EASTER
Palm Sunday, 9 April: 10.05 Blessing of Palms at the Castle, followed by a procession to the Cathedral; 10.30am Sung Eucharist; 3.30pm Evensong.

Monday 10 April: 12 noon Holy Communion

Tuesday 11 April: 12 noon Holy Communion; 8pm Meditations for Holy Week sung by Winchester Cathedral Chamber Choir.

Wednesday 12 April: 12 noon Holy Communion

Maundy Thursday, 13 April: 11am Diocesan Chrism Eucharist; 5.30pm Evening Prayer; 7pm Eucharist of The Last Supper; Watch by the Altar of Repose (Holy Sepulchre Chapel) till 9.30pm.

Good Friday, 14 April: 12 noon The Three Hours (12 – 1.15 The Preparation, 1.15 The Vigil of Silence, 1.30 The Litany in Procession: Tallis,
1.40 The Liturgy of Good Friday); 5.30pm Evensong

Easter Eve, 15 April: 9.30am Mattins (said); 5.30pm Evening Prayer; 7.30pm Vigil in the Retroquire;
8pm Service of Light, Confirmation and First Eucharist of Easter.

Easter Day, 16 April: 8am Holy Communion and Blessing of the Easter Garden; 10am Mattins sung by the Boy and Girl Choristers with Lay Clerks; 11.15am Festal Eucharist; 3.30pm Evensong

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