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Head of Anglican Church of Canada to visit P.E.I. for Holy Week

Archbishop Fred Hiltz is primate of the Anglican Church of Canada.
Archbishop Fred Hiltz is primate of the Anglican Church of Canada. - Contributed

The head of the Anglican Church of Canada will spend Holy Week in Charlottetown.

Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, will be joining St. Paul’s Anglican Church as it travels through Holy Week to Easter during its 250th anniversary as a parish in Charlottetown.

This will be his last Holy Week as primate as his successor will be elected in July.

St. Paul’s invites all to participate in Holy Week, April 14-21. All events take place in the church, located at the corner of Grafton and Church streets.

Events of interest to the general public include:

- Palm Sunday, April 14, 4 p.m. – Prime time with the trimate. All are invited to hear Hiltz speak on his 12 years in office and reflect on that journey. A reception will follow, with both events in the church.

April 16, 7 p.m. – Holy Eucharist. Come to the church for a service which recalls the anointing of Jesus a few days before his arrest.

- April 17, 7 p.m. – Prince Street Lenten Series: Foot Washing. This time of worship will commemorate Jesus’ washing the feet of the disciples prior to the Passover. Participation is optional, and a reception will follow.

- Maundy Thursday, April 18, 7 p.m. – Holy Eucharist with Stripping of the Altar.

- Good Friday, April 19, 11 a.m. – The Shadow of the Cross. A contemporary Tenebrae cantata of moving choral music with narration, telling the story of Jesus’ passion.

April 19, 8 p.m. – A Little Retreat of Night Music as pianist Sarah Hagen will provide an hour of contemplative music, flowing from piece to piece, with no breaks or applause.

Holy Saturday, April 20, 8 p.m. – Easter Vigil.

Easter Sunday, April 21, 8 and 10 a.m. – Holy Eucharists.

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