Saint Peter's has a long tradition of celebrating Holy Week and the Sacred Triduum with dignity and grace. Under these difficult circumstances, our commitment to you is to continue this liturgical tradition as best we can, and we encourage your participation. While we are somewhat limited in our celebrations without a live congregation and have restrictions in place set by the Holy See and the Diocese of Charleston, the fact remains that these are the central days of the entire liturgical year and the heart of the Church’s life. We cannot let them pass by without the emphasis that they merit.
Join us in prayerful unity from wherever you may be. All services may be
viewed live on our Facebook page (facebook.com/visitstpeters). You do NOT need to have a Facebook account in order to view our Facebook page.
heard on 92.7 FM in downtown Columbia (excepting the Chrism Mass on Holy Tuesday).
Our Holy Week observances are as follows (with differences you may note):
Passion Sunday / Palm Sunday (April 5)
Monday of Holy Week (April 6)
Tuesday of Holy Week (April 7)
Chrism Mass to be celebrated in Charleston at 11 AM: may be viewed live at the Diocese YouTube channel (youtube.com/DioceseChas) or on the Diocese Facebook page (facebook.com/DioceseChas).
Only the deans and vicars general of the diocese will gather in Charleston for the Chrism Mass. All other priests of the diocese will join virtually and celebrate individually.
Wednesday of Holy Week (April 8)
The Paschal Triduum
The Latin word "Triduum," literally translated, means "three days." These three days are the central days of the entire liturgical year and are the heart of the Church's life. It is best understood as one single observance that is so great a mystery that its celebration is extended over three days. They are together the Christian High Holy Day, the day when we celebrate most fully our salvation won by our Lord, Jesus Christ. We enter into especially sacred time during these three days.
Easter Sunday (April 12)
10 AM (English)
12 PM (Spanish)