The Primate of All Canada to spend Holy Week in Niagara

Posted March 27, 2017

The Bishop and the Dean are pleased to announce that the Primate, Archbishop Fred Hiltz, has graciously accepted their invitation to participate in an extended diocesan visit from April 9 to 16.

“We at the Cathedral are delighted in having the Primate with us throughout Holy Week, The Triduum, and on Easter Day,” said Dean Peter Wall, rector of Christ’s Church Cathedral.  “Archbishop Hiltz is a good friend of the Cathedral, and a great teacher and preacher in our church.  His passion for God’s mission in the church and his poetic and deeply moving way of engaging us is simply magnificent.”

Archbishop Hiltz’s practice is “to make the journey from the glory of the palms to the glory of the Resurrection” in one location. Last year he made the journey to Easter at the convent of the Sisterhood of St. John the Divine in Toronto and has done so in communities across Canada. “It’s great to root yourself in one place for the week.”

While in Niagara, the Primate will preach at the Cathedral’s Palm Sunday and Easter services. “It’s a very important time of year of course; Easter is the heart of our faith,” observed the Primate. In addition, on Holy Tuesday Archbishop Hiltz will participate in the renewal of ordination and baptismal vows for the clergy and laity of the diocese. As a former diocesan bishop, the Primate treasures this occasion in particular, remarking what a privilege it is “to be with folks who are renewing their commitments to Christ and the Gospel and his Church.”

 “We are so much looking forward to having him in our midst,” said Dean Wall and added, “we invite all members of the diocesan family to join us as they can.  You will be welcome!”

 

The Primate's Itinerary

PALM SUNDAY April 9th

10:30 AM - Choral Eucharist with the Liturgy of the Palms              

Presider:          Dean Peter Wall

Preacher:        Archbishop Fred Hiltz

 

HOLY TUESDAY April 11th

12:15 PM - Holy Eucharist and Renewal of Vows

Presider:   Bishop Michael Bird

Preacher:  Archbishop Fred Hiltz

 

MAUNDY THURSDAY April 13th

7:30 PM - Holy Eucharist, with the Ceremony of the Washing of Feet

Presider:          Dean Peter Wall

Preachers:    Canon Sharyn Hall, Archbishop Fred Hiltz, Mr. Rob Jones

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 14:  GOOD FRIDAY   

11:00 AM – The Solemn Liturgy

Officiant:             Archbishop Fred Hiltz

Preacher:           Dean Peter Wall

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 15:  THE GREAT VIGIL OF EASTER   

9:00 PM - The Lighting of the New Fire, Reading of the Prophecies, Renewal of Baptismal Vows.

Presider:         Archbishop Fred Hiltz

Preacher:        Bishop Michael Bird

 

Sunday, April 16 – The Sunday of the Resurrection  

10:30 AM - Procession and Solemn Eucharist:  

Presider:          Bishop Michael Bird

Preacher:        Archbishop Fred Hiltz