Holy Week and Easter Celebrations

Sunday, March 29th     Passion Sunday with the Liturgy of the Palms

Our Holy Week journey begins on this day with the celebration of the Eucharist and the Blessing of Palms at both the 8:00 and 10 o’clock services.

Monday and Tuesday – March 30th and 31s

As we continue to journey through this last week of Jesus’ life, at 7:00 pm on each of these two evenings we will celebrate a Eucharist, retelling some of the last moments Jesus had with his friends.

Wednesday – April 1st     The Stations of the Cross

On this night, we will worship together at 7:00 pm, using a service of the Stations of the Cross. This year’s worship will include music.

Maundy Thursday – April 2nd

On this night at 7:00 pm, we will commemorate the Last Supper, as it is described in the Gospel of John. The liturgy includes a celebration of the Eucharist, a ritual of foot-washing and the stripping of the altar.

Thursday Night Vigil

Following the Maundy Thursday service, the Cathedral will remain open throughout the night and early morning for members of the congregation to spend time in quiet, prayer and meditation prior to the Good Friday liturgy at 10:00 am. There will always be at least two people signed up for each of the hours through the night so no one is left alone in the church.

Good Friday – April 3rd

Our service on this day, which takes place at 10:00 am, includes the retelling of the Passion of Jesus as this is described in John’s Gospel, along with prayers, music and reflections.

Easter Vigil – Saturday, April 4th

This service, which begins at 7:00 pm and symbolizes the final movement from Holy Week to Easter, will this year include Adult Baptism and Confirmation, as well as the renewal of baptism vows and the first Eucharist of Easter. The redressing of the altar and decorating of the sanctuary are also central to the liturgy. Please remember to bring bells to ring during the singing of the Gloria.

Easter Day – Sunday, April 5th

Our Holy Week and Easter journey concludes on this day, with the celebration of the Resurrection at 8:00and 10:00 am. Please remember to bring bells for the 10:00 am service to ring during the singing of the Gloria.




Cory Rundell

We are delighted to announce the addition of The Reverend Cornelia Rundell to our Cathedral staff. As part-time Associate Priest, her primary work will be in the area of pastoral care with seniors as well as presiding and preaching at worship on Sundays and during the week.

Cory, as she is commonly known, comes to the Cathedral after eleven years as incumbent of St James’, Armstrong and St George's, Enderby, and a year's sabbatical during which she studied theology at King's College, London England. She has a Master of Divinity from Vancouver School of Theology and a Master's Degree in English Literature from Edinburgh University.

Prior to her ordination in 2001, Cory had an extensive teaching career in post-secondary education and adult education in the United Kingdom and more recently at Okanagan College in Kelowna. She is married to Peter Russell, who teaches history at UBCO. They have three daughters: Heather (David Doherty), Jane (Eamonn Riel) and Emily (Nigel Cones). They have three grandsons: Tom, Calvin, and Miles – all Doherty's and all members of St. Stephen the Martyr in Burnaby.

Welcome Cory to St.Mikes !