Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Holy Week and Easter at Duke Chapel


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Join us April 10–17, 2022, as we move through the passion, death, and resurrection of Christ with worship services and a concert during Holy Week and Easter. All services and events are in Duke Chapel unless otherwise noted. Many of the services are livestreamed. Click the link for each service or event for details.

Palm Sunday, April 10

11:00 a.m. — Palm Sunday Worship Service
This service begins with a procession of the palms to recall the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. Chapel Dean Luke A. Powery preaches; the Chapel Choir and Durham Children's Choir lead the music.
 

4:00 p.m. — Palm Sunday Choral Evensong

Holy Monday, April 11

12 noon — Holy Week Noon Service
The Holy Week noon services include scripture reading, prayer, and a sermon. For this service, the preacher is Kiana Hertogh, a Divinity School student and the worship and student engagement antern at the Chapel. Dr. Robert Parkins, university organist, leads the music.

Holy Tuesday, April 12

12 noon — Holy Week Noon Service
The preacher is the the Rev. Stan Yancey, a clinical pastoral education supervisor at Duke Health. Christopher Jacobson, Chapel organist, leads the music.

Holy Wednesday, April 13

12 noon — Holy Week Noon Service
The preacher is the Rev. Racquel C.N. Gill, minister for intercultural engagement at the Chapel. The music is led by Chapel staff singers and guest musicians: Henry Branson, Nora Burgard, Kirsten Overdahl, and Stephanie Vial.

Maundy Thursday, April 14

12 noon — Holy Week Noon Service
The preacher is Minister Zari Wilson, a residence coordinator with Duke University Housing and Residence Life. The music is led by Dr. Philip Cave, associate conductor for Chapel Music, and Christopher Jacobson, Chapel organist.

7:00 p.m. — Maundy Thursday Service
This service includes communion and stripping the altar. The guest preacher is the Rev. Dr. Prince Raney Rivers, senior pastor of Union Baptist Church in Durham. The music is led by the Chapel Choir, Chapel Organist Christopher Jacobson, and soloists.

Good Friday, April 15

Procession of the Stations of the Cross on Chapel Quad11:30 a.m. — Procession of the Stations of the Cross| on the Chapel Quad
A reflection on Christ's last days with banners and stylized reenactments on the Chapel Quad.

12 noon — Good Friday Noon Service
This is a simple, sparse service of scripture and reflective music recalling the crucifixion and death of Jesus. The guest preacher is Dr. Warren Kinghorn, Esther Colliflower Associate Research Professor of Pastoral and Moral Theology at Duke Divinity School. The Chaple's Vespers Ensemble and University Organist Dr. Robert Parkins lead the music.

1:00 p.m. — Meditative Organ Music

7:30 p.m. — Good Friday Tenebrae
This service includes a progressive dimming of the lights within the Chapel until the congregation sits in darkness to remember Jesus’s death. Chapel Dean Luke A. Powery gives the sermon and the music is lead by the Chapel Choir and Chapel Organist Christopher Jacobson.

Holy Saturday, April 16

4:00 p.m. — Holy Saturday Concert | in Goodson Chapel in Duke Divinity School
The Vespers Ensemble presents Arvo Pärt's "Passio" for soloists, choir, and instrumental ensemble.

Easter Day, April 17

An Easter worship service at Duke ChapelEaster Sunday is the principal feast of the liturgical year—the day Christians celebrate Jesus’s resurrection from the dead on the third day after his crucifixion.

6:30 a.m. — Easter Sunrise Service | in Duke Gardens
The guest preacher is Dr. Valerie Cooper, associate professor of religion and society and black church studies at Duke Divinity School. The Amalgam Brass Ensemble leads the music.

9:00 a.m. — Easter Worship Service with Holy Communion
Chapel Dean Luke A. Powery preaches and the Chapel Choir leads the music along with the Amalgam Brass Ensemble, Chapel Organist Christopher Jacobson, and University Organist Robert Parkins.

11:00 a.m. — Easter Worship Service
Chapel Dean Luke A. Powery preaches and the Chapel Choir leads the music along with the Amalgam Brass Ensemble, Chapel Organist Christopher Jacobson, and University Organist Robert Parkins.

4:00 p.m. — Easter Choral Evensong