• Sunset Solar Halo at Keys View of Joshua Tree National Park (Photo - en.wikipedia.org).

      Sunset Solar Halo at Keys View of Joshua Tree National Park (Photo – en.wikipedia.org).

      If worship is the center of your life, then from that center we help you put your faith into action.

      By Brian Rodriguez

      Here are Good Friday and Easter services in Pasadena and nearby cities.

      – All Saints Church

      All Saints Church (Photo - jameswalkermusic.com).

      All Saints Church (Photo – jameswalkermusic.com).

      HOLY WEEK STREAMING | Can’t join in person? Five services streaming live here:

      Good Friday, April 14

      Noon to 3 p.m.: Good Friday three-hour service (Church).
      This service commemorating the passion and death of Jesus is a major moment in Holy Week. The rector and members of the clergy staff offer five meditations on the meaning of the crucifixion in our own time. Each meditation is part of a fabric of worship and reflection that includes hymns, scripture, prayers and silence. Canterbury and Coventry choirs offer spirituals and music of Scroggins, Parker, Bruckner, Montoya, Casals, Howells, Dvorak and Hogan. Parking is available at Plaza Las Fuentes. Signs and parking attendants will direct you.

      6:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m.: Stations of the Cross – A Journey Through Pasadena (Quad Lawn)
      Begin at All Saints Church and finish at City Hall.
      Acompáñenos para las Estaciones de la Cruz. Empezaremos en Todos Los Santos y terminaremos en el City Hall.

      7:30 p.m.: Tenebrae – God in the Darkness (Church)
      This ancient candlelight service commemorates the somber in-between-time of waiting, offering an opportunity to grieve Jesus’ death and sense a glimmer of hope of the resurrection. Coventry Choir Renaissance Singers offer music of Clement, Victoria and Zuccari; Ed Bacon offers a meditation. Parking is available at Plaza Las Fuentes.

      Saturday, April 15

      4:00 p.m. Children’s Easter Vigil & Baptisms
      7:30 p.m. The Great Vigil of Easter

      Easter – Sunday, April 16

      The rector preaches in the midst of a blaze of candles, lilies and trumpets. At 7, 9 & 11:15 a.m. Coventry and Canterbury choirs and Trouvères, brass and percussion ensemble, and soloists offering music of Phillips, Ives, Marshall, Beethoven, Cunliffe and Brahms; At 1 p.m. Dan Cole leads music.
      Normal Sunday parking is available in Kaiser and Plaza Las Fuentes—remember, the Plaza is free only until 1 p.m.


      – Pasadena Foursquare Church

      Stillpoints: Interactive Art Experience

      Stillpoints: Interactive Art Experience

      Stillpoints: Interactive Art Experience

      Through original visual art, video, and music, you are invited to stop and reflect on the final moments of Jesus’ life before his execution on the cross. Who was Jesus, and how does his passion and suffering interact with themes of suffering today?

      Wednesday, 4/12, 10am-4pm, & 6-8pm
      Thursday, 4/13, 10am-4pm, & 6-8pm
      Friday, 4/14, 10 am-2pm

      Good Friday, April 14, 7pm

      A one-hour gathering central to the journey of Holy Week, as we observe Jesus’ final days and reflect on who Jesus is, who we are, and how his life changes us.
      Children (K-5th grade) and preschoolers will have their own spaces to participate in Good Friday.

      Easter Sunday: April 16, 10am

      Join us for Easter as we celebrate and participate in the beauty of the life that God restores! We’ll have a special Easter Cafe at 9:30am with coffee and homemade pastries! Our children (preschool through 5th grade) will also have special Easter celebrations!

      – St. Andrew Catholic Church

      St. Andrew Catholic Church i Pasadena (Photo - saintandrewpasadena.org).

      St. Andrew Catholic Church i Pasadena (Photo – saintandrewpasadena.org).

      Good Friday, April 14

      12:00 – 3:00 p.m.: (English):
      – Good Friday Liturgy with Veneration of the Cross & Holy Communion. Followed by Stations of the Cross & The Seven Last Words.

      4:00 p.m.: Holy Burial Procession
      7:00 p.m.: Spanish Liturgy & Live Passion Play

      Holy Saturday, April 15

      12:00 p.m.: Blessing of the Animals in the School Parking Lot
      7:00 p.m.: Easter Vigil – Trilingual Mass

      Easter – Sunday, April 16

      4:15 a.m.: Salubong Procession
      4:30 a.m.: Salubong Easter Dawn Mass
      English Mass: 8am, 9:30am, 12:30pm, 5pm; Spanish Mass: 6:30am, 11am, 2pm
      Additional Masses at 9:30am & 11am in the School Social Hall.


      – First United Methodist Church

      First United Methodist Church in Pasadena (Photo - fumcpasadena.org).

      First United Methodist Church in Pasadena (Photo – fumcpasadena.org).

      Good Friday, April 14

      7:30 p.m.: Good Friday
      On the most solemn day of the Christian calendar we recall the story of Jesus’ crucifixion using the ancient service of tenebrae. The darkness grows as we extinguish candles while the scripture is read and hymns and choral music are sung. The Chancel Choir will offer music.

      Saturday, April 15

      4:00 p.m.: Music for Holy Saturday
      The Third @ First Concert Series moves to the Chapel for a program of music for Holy Saturday.

      Easter – Sunday, April 16

      8:50 a.m. Children & Family Easter Breakfast Celebration Join Sunday School families for an all church breakfast on the Colorado patio from 8:45 a.m. Children and their families are invited to also participate in the annual interactive Easter worship experience that includes Easter crafts,stained glass window walk and a scavenger hunt. Bring fresh flowers to help us build the living cross.

      10:00 a.m. Festival Worship
      Rev. Sandra K. Olewine’s Easter message is “I Have Seen the Lord!”  The Modern Brass Quintet joins First UMC’s choirs and organ in a resurrection celebration.


      – Lake Avenue Church

      Lake Avenue Church in Pasadena (Photo - lakeave.org).

      Lake Avenue Church in Pasadena (Photo – lakeave.org).

      Good Friday April 14

      7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.: Good Friday Service

      A special service led by our worship team, choir, organ and orchestra who will help lead us in meditation, prayer and scripture readings.

      Childcare for ages birth – 4 years provided in Family LIfe Center 1st floor. A special kids service in the Rose Room (FL201-203) for Kindergarten – 5th grade will be available.

      Sunday, April 16

      9:00 & 11:00 a.m.: Celebration Services at the Worship Center.
      The stone is rolled away! Lake Avenue Church celebrates the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, from the grave! Leading our worship celebration will be our Choir, Orchestra and Worship Team. Teaching from senior pastor Greg Waybright.

      *A free and quick photo-shoot for individuals and families in the courtyard at the main entrances to the campus. Just look for a “Have Your Free Easter Photo Taken Here” sign or someone with a “LAC Photographer” nametage, Lanyard and a camera. We’ll be happy to take one!

      – Throop Church


      A massive Stain Glass window at Throop Church (Photo - throopuupasadena.org).

      A massive Stain Glass window at Throop Church (Photo – throopuupasadena.org)

      Sunday, April 16

      The Sunday’s worship will kick in the “Thirty Days for the Earth” series, putting intention into shifting our behaviors and values to honor and embrace earth care. Followed by Easter Egg Hunt for the children, and mimosas of all kinds for adults!
      (Childcare is available during worship).

      8:30 – 10:30 a.m.: Throop Learning Garden and earth-based meditation
      10:00 – 11:00 a.m.: Video Discussion
      11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Worship
      12:00 – 1:00 p.m.: Reception
      Easter Egg Hunt and treat bags for the children, mimosas for adults!


      – Pasadena Presbyterian Church

      Pasadena Presbyterian Church (Photo - ppc.net).

      Pasadena Presbyterian Church (Photo – ppc.net).

      Good Friday April 14

      7:30 p.m.: Good Friday 20th Annual Devotional Concert
      Featuring two major works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem and Solemn Vespers of the Confessor.

      *While the adults attend the Good Friday concert, there will be a special event for children that includes a mini-Passover Seder celebration with tastes of Jewish foods. Phil and Patty Burns will be teaching this evening. Children will learn about the biblical Jewish tradition that Jesus celebrated the night before his death, learn how Jesus is the Passover Lamb for everyone, and try traditional Passover foods.  All children are invited to this special service!

      Easter – Sunday, April 16

      10:00 a.m.: Festival Worship
      With glorious music by the Kirk Choir, children’s choirs, Van Etten Handbell Choir, brass and organ.  The Reverend Ann Oglesby-Edwards will preach and the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper will be celebrated.


      – Oneonta, South Pasadena

      Oneonta - South Pasadena (Photo - oneonta.org).

      Oneonta – South Pasadena (Photo – oneonta.org).

      Easter Sunday, April 16

      9:30 a.m.: Traditional worship service.
      11:15 a.m.: Contemporary Service – Egg hunt for children.

      – St. Edmund Episcopal Church, San Marino

      St. Edmund Episcopal Church, San Marino (Photo - saintedmunds.org)

      St. Edmund Episcopal Church, San Marino (Photo – saintedmunds.org)

      Good Friday, April 14

      12:00 p.m.: In the Chapel
      6:00 p.m.:  in the Chapel
      The Solemn Collects with Sermon

      The Great Vigil, Holy Saturday, April 15

      7:00 p.m.: In the Chapel
      Kindling of the Pascal Fire and First Mass of Easter.

      The Feast of the Resurrection, Sunday, April 16

      7:30 a.m.: In the Chapel:
      The Feast of the Resurrection and Festal Holy Eucharist

      10:00 a.m.: In the Church
      The Choir of St. Edmund’s, Organ and Brass
      Guest Trumpeter Christopher Still and Sean Gehricke
      Music of Handel, Mozart, Vivaldi, and Cochereau
      Festal Holy Eucharist.


      Church of the Angels

      Church of the Angels (Photo - Timothy Down).

      Church of the Angels (Photo – Timothy Down).

      Good Friday, April 14

      12:00-1:30 p.m.: Good Friday Liturgy
      The Liturgy includes the Passion according to St. John, the Solemn Collects for the Church and the World, and the Mass of the Pre-Sanctified where we consume the Sacrament consecrated on Maundy Thursday and placed on the Altar of Repose. The liturgy concludes around 1:30pm.

      Easter Sunday, April 16

      5:15 a.m.: Great Vigil of Easter
      The Great Vigil begins with the Liturgy of the Light, the New Fire being kindled in the Church by one of the parish children. By the time we get to the baptism, the sun comes over the hill, streams through the back windows, and floods the Church with light as we cry, “Alleluia, Christ is Risen!” After the Eucharist, emerge into the new day to Easter Eggs and parish breakfast.

      *The children in Catechesis of the Good Shepherd are in Church for the Exsultet then go to the atriums for their own Liturgy of the Light.

      10:15 a.m.: Festal Choral Eucharist
      We’ll conclude Easter Day with this liturgy at our normal worship time.  There will be childcare, and following the service there will be Easter Eggs for the young and young at heart to hunt, and coffee hour as well.

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