Holy Week & Easter Activities Around the Diocese

posted May 23, 2016, 3:48 PM by CalvaryEpiscopal Church   [ updated Mar 19, 2018, 7:18 PM ]
Holy Week Services

Palm Sunday - March 25
Learn about Palm Sunday here
All Saints, Hilton Head Island: 8:00 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. services
Calvary, Charleston: 10:30 a.m. Palm Sunday service
Cheraw: 10:30 a.m. Palm Sunday service.
East Cooper Episcopal Church 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist 
Episcopal Church on Edisto 9:45 a.m. Blessing of Palms and Procession; 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
Epiphany, Summerville: 9:00 a.m. beginning with The Liturgy of the Palms in the Parish Hall and concluding with the Passion narrative in the church.
Good Shepherd, Summerville: 10:30 a.m. Liturgy of the Palms and Reading of The Passion: Holy Eucharist Rite II
Grace Church Cathedral: Liturgy of the Palms and Eucharist at all 3 services with the Rev. Martin Smith, preacher: 8:00, 9:00, and 11:00 a.m.
Choral Evensong at 4:00 p.m.
Holy Communion, Charleston: 8:00 a.m. Said Mass. 10:30 a.m. Solemn Mass. 
Holy Communion, Allendale: ​11:00 a.m. Palm and Passion Sunday
Holy Communion, Charleston: 8:00 a.m. Low Mass and Sermon. 6:30 p.m. Low Mass and Sermon.
Holy Cross Faith Memorial, Pawleys Island: 8:00 a.m. Palm Sunday services 
10:30 a.m. Palm Sunday service 
Church of the Messiah, Myrtle Beach: 10:00 a.m Blessing of the Palms in the Churchyard followed by Holy Eucharist
St. Alban's, Kingstree: 8:00 a.m. Liturgy of the Palms, with Passion Reading
St. Catherine's, Florence: 11:30 a.m. Liturgy of the Palms and the Reading of the Passion.
St. George's, Summerville: Liturgy of the Palms, Passion Gospel and Holy Eucharist at 7:45, 9:00, 10:15 and 11:15 a.m. (Children's Palm Sunday Service at 10:15 a.m.)
St. James-Santee, McClellanville: 10:00 a.m. Palm Sunday Service.
St. Mark's, Charleston: 10:00 a.m. Palm Sunday service.
St. Mark's, Port Royal/Beaufort: 9:00 a.m. Blessing of Palms, Procession and Holy Eucharist. 11:00 a.m. Blessing of Palms, Procession and Holy Eucharist.
St. Stephen's, Charleston: 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Palm Sunday services. The 11:00 a.m. service begins outdoors with the Blessing of the Palms.
St. Stephen's, North Myrtle Beach: 8:00 a.m. Liturgy of the Palms and Holy Eucharistl 10:30 a.m. Liturgy of the Palms and Holy Eucharist. 
St. Stephen's, St. Stephen: 10:00 a.m. Liturgy of the Palms, with Passion Reading.
St. Thomas, North Charleston: 8:00 a.m. Palm Sunday service. 10:30 a.m. Palm Sunday service with bagpipe procession, followed by Soup & Bread Luncheon.


Monday in Holy Week - March 26
Grace Church Cathedral: 5:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist with the Rev. Martin Smith, preacher
Holy Communion, Charleston: 8:00 a.m. Low Mass and Sermon. 6:30 p.m. Low Mass and Sermon.
Holy Cross Faith Memorial, Pawleys Island: 12:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist 
St. George's, Summerville: 7:00 p.m. Mary's Way of the Cross. Follow the mother of Jesus as she walks the road to Calvary where Jesus was crucified, emphasizing her sense of surrender.
St. Stephen's, North Myrtle Beach: 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist.

Tuesday in Holy Week - March 27
Grace Church Cathedral: 5:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist with the Rev. Martin Smith, preacher
Holy Communion, Charleston: 8:00 a.m. Low Mass and Sermon. 6:30 p.m. Low Mass and Sermon.
Holy Cross Faith Memorial, Pawleys Island: 12:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist
St. George's, Summerville: 12:10 p.m. Holy Tuesday Healing Service. Prayers for healing, anointing with oil and communion from the reserved sacrament, with special prayers of intercession for the parish and community.
St. Stephen's, North Myrtle Beach: 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist.

Wednesday in Holy Week - March 28
Grace Church Cathedral: 5:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist with the Rev. Martin Smith, preacher
Holy Cross Faith Memorial, Pawleys Island: 12:30 p.m. Holy Eucharist
Holy Communion, Charleston: 8:00 a.m. Low Mass and Sermon. 6:30 p.m. Low Mass and Sermon.
St. Stephen's, North Myrtle Beach: 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist.
St. Stephen's, St. Stephen: 6:30 p.m. Tenebrae service. (Tenebrae is the traditional Latin name for the monastic offices of matins and lauds for the last three days in Holy Week, which are here combined in this devotion The distinctive feature from which the name of the service (“darkness” or “shadows”) derives is the gradual extinguishing of fourteen candles on a triangular candlestick called a hearse, along with the other lights in the church.)

Maundy Thursday  - March 29
Learn about Maundy Thursday here
All Saints, Hilton Head Island: 
10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. services
Calvary, Charleston: 6:30 p.m. Maundy Thursday service
Cheraw: 5:30 p.m. Maundy Thursday service.
East Cooper Episcopal Church 7:00 p.m. Maundy Thursday Service (held at All Saints Lutheran Church, Highway 17 N. in Mt. Pleasant)​
Episcopal Church on Edisto6:00 p.m. service
Good Shepherd, Summerville: 6:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Epiphany, Summerville: 7:00 p.m. Footwashing, Lord's Supper and Stripping of the Altar
Grace Church Cathedral: 7:00 pm Choral Eucharist, Washing of Feet, Stripping of the Altar, with the Rev. Martin Smith, preacher
Holy Communion, Charleston: 6:30 p.m. Solemn Mass, Stripping of the Altar and Vigil at the Altar of Repose. Child care provided.
Holy Cross Faith Memorial, Pawleys Island: 7:00 p.m. Maundy Thursday liturgy, followed by the Gethsemane Watch from Thursday evening until 12:30 p.m. on Good Friday. 
Church of the Messiah, Myrtle Beach: 12:15 p.m. Liturgy of the Lord's Supper (jointly with St. Philip Lutheran Church)
7:00 p.m. Liturgy of the Lord's Supper (jointly with St. Philip Lutheran Church)
St. Alban's, Kingstree: 7:00 p.m. Maundy Thursday Mass with Stripping of the Altar. (Combined service with St. Catherine's, Florence, and St. Stephen's, St. Stephen.
St. Catherine's, Florence: The congregation will join St. Alban's, Kingstree at 7:00 p.m. for the Maundy Thursday service.
St. George's, Summerville: 7:00 p.m. Footwashing, Holy Eucharist and stripping of the altar.
St. James-Santee, McClellanville: 6:30 p.m. Eucharist and Footwashing 
St. Mark's, Charleston: 6:00 p.m. Maundy Thursday service.
St. Mark's, Port Royal/Beaufort: 7:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist and Stripping of the Altar.
St. Stephen's, Charleston: 5:30 p.m. Maundy Thursday Liturgy with Foot Washing followed by a Vigil with the reserved sacrament until midnight.
St. Stephen's, North Myrtle Beach: 6:00 p.m. The Ceremony of Foot Washing, The Commemorative Celebration of The Lord’s Supper, & The Solemn Stripping of the Altar.
St. Stephen's, St. Stephen: The congregation will join St. Alban's, Kingstree at 7:00 p.m. for the Maundy Thursday service.
St. Thomas, North Charleston: 7:00 p.m. Maundy Thursday service.

Good Friday - March 30
Learn about Good Friday here

All Saints, Hilton Head Island: 
12:00 p.m. Good Friday Liturgy.
Calvary, Charleston: 12:00 p.m. Good Friday Liturgy.
Episcopal Church on Edisto 12:00 p.m. Good Friday liturgy
Epiphany, Summerville: 12:00 p.m. Good Friday BCP service. 7:00 p.m. BCP Service and the Seven Last Words of Christ from the Cross. 
Good Shepherd, Summerville: 12:00 p.m. Good Friday liturgy
Grace Church Cathedral: 12:00 p.m. Good Friday liturgy with the Rev. Martin Smith, preacher
Holy Communion, Charleston: 12:00 pm Low Mass Liturgy, Veneration of the Cross and Preaching of the Passion. 5:30p.m. Stations of the Cross. 6:30 p.m. Solemn High Liturgy, Veneration of the Cross, Preaching of the Passion.
Holy Cross Faith Memorial, Pawleys Island: 12:30 p.m. Good Friday Liturgy
Church of the Messiah, Myrtle Beach: 12:15 p.m. Good Friday Liturgy (jointly with St. Philip Lutheran Church)
7:00 p.m. Good Friday Liturgy (jointly with St. Philip Lutheran Church)
St. Alban's, Kingstree: 6:00 p.m. Solemn Liturgy and Sacrament from the Altar of Repose (Community Service). 
St. Catherine's, Florence, 12:00 p.m. Solemn Liturgy and Sacrament from the Altar of Repose.​
St. George's, Summerville: 12:00 p.m. Good Friday Service (Prayer Book liturgy)
7:00 p.m. Service of the Nails
St. James-Santee, McClellanville: 12:00 p.m. Good Friday Service.
St. Mark's, Charleston: 12:00 p.m. Good Friday Liturgy. 6:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross.
St. Mark's, Port Royal/Beaufort: 12:00 p.m. Good Friday Liturgy. 5:30 p.m. Good Friday Liturgy. 
St. Stephen's, North Myrtle Beach: 3:00 p.m. The Nailing of the Cross & Stations of the Cross.
St. Stephen's, St. Stephen: 3:00 p.m. Solemn Liturgy,  Veneration of the Cross and Eucharist from the Altar of Repose.
St. Thomas, North Charleston: 12:00-3:00 p.m. Good Friday service.

Holy Saturday - March 31
(Please see 'Easter Services' on the righthand side of this page for churches offering the Great Vigil of Easter on March 31)
St. Alban's, Kingstree: 12:00 p.m. Liturgy for Holy Saturday
St. George's, Summerville: Holy Saturday, Easter All Around: Kids' and Families' Easter experience in the CE building followed by an Easter Egg Hunt on the church grounds.
St. Stephen's, Charleston: 10:00 a.m. Service
St. Stephen's, North Myrtle Beach: 5:00 p.m. Waiting in the Tomb with Jesus
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Easter Services
Easter Eve - March 31:
​The Great Vigil of Easter
Learn about this liturgy here


All Saints, Hilton Head Island: 8:00 p.m. The Great Vigil of Easter, with Baptism
Grace Church Cathedral: 7:00 pm The Great Vigil of Easter 
Holy Communion, Charleston: 8:00 p.m. The Great Vigil of Easter
St. Stephen's, Charleston: 8:00 p.m. The Great Vigil of Easter

Easter Day, April 1
Learn more about Easter here


All Saints, Hilton Head Island: 8:00 a.m. Easter Service. 10:15 a.m. Easter Service, followed by Children's Egg Hunt.
Calvary, Charleston: 10:30 a.m. Easter Service
Cheraw: 10:30 a.m. at Old St. David's Church, 98 2nd St, Cheraw, SC 29520
East Cooper Episcopal Church 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist 
Episcopal Church on Edisto9:45 a.m. Flowering of the cross, 10:00 a.m. Easter service​.
Epiphany, Summerville: 9:00 a.m. Festival Eucharist
Good Shepherd, Summerville: 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite II
Good Shepherd, Sumter: 8:30 a.m. Easter Service
Grace Church Cathedral: 8:00 a.m. Choral Eucharist
9:30 a.m. Choral Eucharist with Brass & Timpani
​11:15 a.m. Choral Eucharist with Brass & Timpani
Heavenly Rest, Estill: 9:00 a.m. Holy Communion
Holy Communion, Allendale: 25 11:00 a.m. Holy Communion
Holy Communion, Charleston: 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Holy Cross Faith Memorial, Pawleys Island: 8:00 a.m. Easter Service & Holy Eucharist
10:30 a.m. Easter Service & Holy Eucharist, and Bishop's Annual Visitation

Church of the Messiah, Myrtle Beach: 9:45 a.m. Festival Eucharist of the Resurrection (note the time shift for Easter Day)
St. Alban's, Kingstree:  7:00 a.m. Community Sunrise Service in the Churchyard. Easter Day Service of Holy Eucharist immediately following the Community Sunrise Service.
St. Augustine's, Wedgefield: 11:30 a.m. Easter Service

St. Catherine's, Florence: 11:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist including The Renewal of Baptismal vows with the Asperges.
St. George's, Summerville: 7:45 a.m. Easter Service. 9:00 a.m. Easter Service and Fflowering of the Cross. 11:15 a.m. Easter Service.
​​St. James-Santee, McClellanville: 10:00 a.m. Easter Day Holy Eucharist. High Tea Time and Egg Hunt after the service.
St. Mark's, Charleston: 10:00 a.m. Easter Day service.
St. Mark's, Port Royal/Beaufort: 9:00 a.m. Flowering of the Cross and Holy Eucharist. 11:00 a.m. Flowering of the Cross and Holy Eucharist.
St. Stephen's, Charleston: 9:00 a.m. Easter Day service with Baptism. 10:15 a.m. Easter Egg Hunt. 11:00 a.m. Easter SErvice. All are welcome to bring a flower for flowering of the Easter Cross. Child care provided at both services.
St. Stephen's, North Myrtle Beach: 7:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist. 9:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist. 11:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist.
St. Stephen's, St. Stephen: 10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist and the Renewal of Baptismal vows with the Asperges.
St. Thomas, North Charleston: 8:00 a.m. Easter Day Service. 10:30 a.m. Easter Day Service, followed by Easter Reception and Egg Hunt.

The Episcopal Church's
Good Friday Offering

The history of the Good Friday Offering reaches back to 1922 when, in the aftermath of World War I, The Episcopal Church sought to create new relationships with and among the Christians of the Middle East. 

Through the years many Episcopalians have found the Good Friday Offering to be an effective way to express their support for the ministries of the four dioceses of the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East. Pastoral care, education and health care continue to be primary ministries through which the reconciling spirit of the Christian faith serves all in need.

The generous donations of Episcopalians help the Christian presence in the Land of the Holy One to be a vital and effective force for peace and understanding among all of God’s children.

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