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The Watch (Live-streamed)

Thu, April 9, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - Fri, April 10, 2020 @ 12:00 pm

Following the 6.15pm (streamed) Eucharist of Maundy Thursday, after the Altar has been stripped and the church made bare, the Blessed Sacrament is placed on the Altar of Repose outwith the church. This represents Jesus’ retiring to the Garden of Gethsemane to watch and pray on the night before his crucifixion. Christians have traditionally ‘kept watch’ by the Sacrament through the hours of this night. In our present strange circumstances this year that watch will be a virtual watch, live streamed from the Altar of Repose from 7.30pm on Maundy Thursday to noon on Good Friday to our YouTube channel . It is good for us to know who from our community is watching with us and who just before or just after. To that end, please let us know which hour (or a time longer than an hour if you like) in this period you will watch and pray with St John’s community from your home, and we will share this roster with the community. Eg ‘I will watch from 10pm to 11pm on Maundy Thursday’ or ‘I will watch from 8am to 9am on Good Friday.’ Email the Rector ( [email protected] ).


Thu, April 9, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Fri, April 10, 2020 @ 12:00 pm
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