Maundy Thursday All-Night Watch and Prayer Vigil

Maundy Thursday All-Night Watch and Prayer Vigil

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church

time 9:00 pm

April 9, 2020

Following the Maundy Thursday Eucharist, you’re invited to “watch and pray” during an all-night vigil. It begins when our worship ends and concludes with the noon service of Stations of the Cross on Good Friday. The vigil is a powerful time for prayer and devotion. Each person remains in the chapel for about an hour, keeping watch and meditating until the next person arrives. It’s our response to Jesus’ question to the sleeping disciples in the Garden of Gethsemane, “Could you not stay awake one hour? Watch and pray…” (Mark 14:38). A security guard will be posted at the church door throughout the night. Look for the Maundy Thursday prayer vigil sign-up board in the church’s entryway as we get closer to April 9.


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