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Holy Week 2021 Photos

Palm Sunday 2021

Holy Week 2021 was different than any other.  Most of our services were held online with only worship leaders in-person in our Chapel and/or Sanctuary.  We still marked each part of Jesus' story -- Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday and Good Friday.

PRE-ADVENT BEGINS

Sunday, November 7
3 Weeks of Pre-Advent

 

At Holy Spirit Verona we share in three weeks of "Pre-Advent" -- the three Sundays between All Saints and Advent 1.  During this time we encourage you to take an intentional “pause” before the waiting and preparing of Advent.  Advent used to be seven weeks, up until the 7th century, and there is a small movement within the Church to return to that (see theadventproject.org).  Many of the scripture readings and prayers after All Saints give a hint or lean towards Advent, so Father Jerry says... why not just go there!

Bishop Visitation at Holy Spirit

Sunday, September 12
Bishop Visitation 2018

It has been three years since our Diocesan Bishop visited Holy Spirit, so on Sunday, September 12, the Right Rev. Carlye J. Hughes will preach and celebrate at our 10am service, meet with the congregation (in the Sanctuary and available via Zoom) after the service, and then conclude her visit with a meeting (in the Fellowship Hall) with the Vestry and Diocesan Convention representatives.  To learn more about the Dicoese, take a look at Bishop Hughes' vlog (video blog).

Gathering Sunday 2020 Photos

The Fraction

Our Gathering Sunday (return from the Summer) is often held outdoors when the weather permits; however, in 2020 it was that much more significant as September 13 was the first time our congregation had gathered in person for worship since Sunday, March 8.  It was a wonderful celebration complete with masks, physical distancing and our new cantor Ema Mitrovic.

Transitional Deacon Ordination of Seminarian Katherine Rollo

Saturday, May 8
Easter Sunday 2020

It gives us great pleasure to announce that on Saturday, May 8 at 10am, by the grace of God and the consent of God's people, our Seminarian Katherine Rollo will be ordained a transitional deacon along with two other women in the Diocese of Newark.  The service will be live-streamed from Trinity and St. Philip's Cathedral, Newark.  Your prayers and online presence are requested.  For more information visit the Diocesan website.

Celebrating Father Jerry's 5th Anniversary

A video that was shared at the 10am service on May 17, 2020, celebrating Father Jerry's first 5 years as rector.

Click on the image below or use this link https://youtu.be/3CiQxvjtc3I

Holy Week and Easter 2020 in Extraordinary Time

Seminarian Katherine Rollo at Easter Sunday Coffee Hour

Holy Week and Easter Sunday were most certainly *different* in 2020 due to the pandemic and requirement to keep phyisical distancing.  But, Holy Spirit Verona was gathered as a community for Palm Sunday, Maunday Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday -- we did Virch -- Virtual Church and God was with us!  Read the captions (hover over each photo) to enjoy the photos fully.

Easter Sunday 2020 in Extraordinary Time Photos

Easter Sunday Virch

On Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020, we were in our fifth week of virtual church (aka Virch).  The community gathered via a video conferencing platform (Zoom) to pray, sing and celebrate resurrection.  Enjoy the photos and be sure to read the captions (hover over the photo to see captions).  Jesus Christ is risen!  The Lord is risen indeed!  Alleluia!

Holy Week 2020 in Extraordinary Time Photos

Blessing of the Palms 2020

Despite the need to "fast from public worship" we gathered as a community virturally to mark Holy Week 2020.  The liturgies of Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday and Good Friday in the midst of a pandemic certainly make for extraordinary time.  Read the captions to understand what was happening in that virch (virtual church) service.

Episcopal 101 - Part 2

Sunday, March 1

Want to learn what a verger is?  Have no idea where the narthex is?  Come learn more about The Episcopal Church - offered in two parts at 7pm on Sunday, February 23 and Sunday, March 1.  Bring your questions and be prepared for some fun!  Wine and cheese also available.  For more information, speak with your Churchwardens or Rector.  #bothand  #britishreformation

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