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Episcopal Church Office of Communication offers live webcasts of Holy Week services from Washington National Cathedral

March 30, 2012
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The Episcopal Church Office of Communication is partnering with Washington National Cathedral to provide live webcasts of worship services on Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, and Good Friday, as well as the Great Easter Vigil on Saturday and Easter Service on Sunday morning. All will be available at no fee at

“We could not ask for a better partner in showing the beauty and diversity of worship in the Episcopal Church especially during Holy Week and Easter,” commented Mike Collins, manager of multimedia services for the Episcopal Church.

“Washington National Cathedral is pleased to collaborate with the Episcopal Church Center to offer the live webcasts of our services to a broader audience through the church’s new website,” said the Rev. Dr. Francis H. Wade, interim Cathedral dean. “The Cathedral is called to be the spiritual home for the nation, but the National Cathedral is also the mother church for Anglicans in the United States. As the seat of the Presiding Bishop, the Cathedral continues to serve the Episcopal Church and is proud to create this opportunity for deeper collaboration.”

These services will be available on demand. 


The schedule is (all times listed are Eastern):

Sunday, April 1: 8 am and 11 am; Holy Eucharist with the Liturgy of the Palms; the Rev. Canon Jan Naylor Cope, celebrant; the Rev. Dr. Francis H. Wade, preacher.

Thursday, April 5: 7:30 pm; Holy Thursday Eucharist with foot washing; the Rev. Canon Mary Sulerud, celebrant; the Rev. Dr. Francis H. Wade, preacher.

Friday, April 6: Noon; Liturgy of Good Friday; Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde, celebrant.

Saturday, April 7: 8 pm; The Great Vigil of Easter; the Rev. Dr. Francis H. Wade, celebrant; the Rev. Canon Jan Naylor Cope, preacher.

Sunday, April 8: 8 am and 11 am; Festival Easter Holy Eucharist; the Rev. Dr. Francis H. Wade, celebrant; Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde, preacher.




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Nancy Cox Davidge
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