Holy Week/ Passover 2013 services in Greater Morristown

easter eggs in athens
Easter eggs in Athens (Greece, we think). Photo by Reinhard Kirchner via Wikimedia.
easter eggs in athens
Easter eggs in Athens (Greece, we think). Photo by Reinhard Kirchner via Wikimedia.

In alphabetical order, here is a roundup of 2013 Holy Week / Passover services in Greater Morristown, as submitted by area houses of worship.

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 Assumption Roman Catholic Church, 91 Maple Ave., Morristown

Holy Thursday, March 28
Mass of the Lord’s Supper
8 p.m.
No other Mass
permitted this day

Good Friday, March 29
Liturgy of the Passion 3 p.m.
Stations of the Cross 8 p.m.
Presented by our Youth Ministry
No Mass permitted on this day
Noon-2 p.m.
4 p.m.-6 p.m.

Holy Saturday, March 30
Blessing of Easter Food 11 a.m.

Easter Vigil Mass 8 p.m.
You are invited to bring hand bells or other bells to ring while singing the Gloria.
No other Mass permitted on this day

Easter Sunday, March 31
Mass of the Resurrection
7 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m., and 12:15 p.m.
Children’s Easter Mass at 10 a.m. in School
No 5:30 p.m. Youth Mass


Calvary Baptist Church, 10 Martin Luther King Ave., Morristown

Easter Sunday
March 31 Sunrise service at 6 am; services at 8:30 am and 10:45 am. NO church school.


Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 283 James St., Morris Township, 973-539-4022.

Easter Sunday
March 31, Service at 10 am.


Morristown United Methodist Church, 50 East Park Place

Easter Sunday
March 31
Sunrise service at 7:30 am
Easter Service at 10:15 am


Presbyterian Church in Morristown, 57 East Park Place

Maundy Thursday
March 28 at 8 p.m.
The Morristown Bethel AME Church congregation and choir join PCM for a Tenebrae Service, which commemorates the Last Supper of our Lord, with special anthems offered by the PCM Chancel Choir and the Bethel choir.  Communion is celebrated in small groups.

Good Friday
March 29 at Noon
The Chancel Choir presents Requiem by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, directed by Matthew Webb, with soloists and instrumentalists from the congregation and members of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra.  Requiem was Mozart’s final composition and a work that was completed by Mozart’s student Franz Süssmayer.

Easter Sunday
March 31 at 9:15 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Celebrate the Resurrection in these identical services with a banner procession and all choral ensembles, the Ringers-on-the-Green, percussionists Paul Oster and Steve Hess and a brass quintet from the New Jersey Symphony.

Presbyterian Church of Morris Plains, 400 Speedwell Ave.

Ecumenical Maundy Thursday Dinner and Service
Mar. 28 at 6:30 p.m.
Dinner with soup and bread with St. Paul’s.  Bring something to share. Communion to follow in Westminster Hall

Ecumenical Good Friday: Tenebrae Service
Mar. 29 at 7:30 p.m. with St. Paul’s in our Sanctuary

Easter Sunday Worship Services
Mar. 31 at 9 a.m. – Worship – (Communion by Intinction)
With Chancel Choir & Combined Bell Choirs
Children worship with their families. There WILL NOT be Sunday School.

11 a.m. Worship – (Communion by Intinction)
With Praise Team


St. Margaret Roman Catholic Church, 6 Sussex Ave., Morristown

Holy Thursday
March 28 at 8 am, bi-lingual Mass at 7 pm

Good Friday
March 29 at 8 am,  procession from the Morristown Green at noon, Stations of the Cross in church at 3 pm

Holy Saturday
March 30 at 8 am, vigil from 8 pm

Easter Sunday
March 31 at 7:30 am and 10 am; NO 5:30 pm Mass


St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 70 Maple Ave., Morristown

Maundy Thursday, March 28 – Middle Eastern Dinner at 6 pmAll are welcome! There will be plenty of Middle-Eastern goodies (chopped salad, tabouleh, hummus, babaganoush, kibbi, grape leaves, olives, falafal, fruit, etc.). You can also walk the labyrinth that was created a few weeks ago!

Holy Communion at 7:30 pm.  Liturgy, foot washing, Holy Communion and stripping of the altar. The Night Watch in the Chapel begins immediately after the service — sign up in the Church or the Parish Hall.

Good Friday, March 29 – For Children and Adults. Stations of the Cross, at 10 am, offered and created for children of all traditions. Join us after in the Parish Hall as we bake Easter sweets — all are welcome.

At noon and 7:30 pm we will have the traditional Good Friday service from the Book of Common Prayer. The choir will sing at the evening service.

Holy Saturday — Easter Vigil at 8 p.m. (No 5:30 p.m. Eucharist.)

Easter Sunday — Holy Communion services at 8 a.m., 9 a.m., 11:15 a.m. “Unburying” of the Alleluia banner and an Easter egg hunt in the graveyard will be held for children after the 9 a.m. service. 

St. Virgil’s Roman Catholic Church, 250 Speedwell Ave., Morris Plains

Holy Thursday
March 28
Morning Prayer at 9 am
Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 8 pm
Adoration till Midnight

Good Friday
March 29
Morning Prayer at 9 am
Liturgy of the Passion at 3 pm
Stations of the Cross at 9 pm

Holy Saturday
March 30
Morning Prayer at 9 am
Blessing of the Easter Foods at noon
Easter Vigil Liturgy at 8 pm

Easter Sunday
March 31
Masses at 7:30am, 9 am, 10:30 am and 12:15 pm


Temple B’Nai Or, 60 Overlook Road, Morristown

We have our regular Sabbath Evening Service on Friday evening, March 29 at 7:30 pm. Our Passover Festival and Memorial Service will be on Monday morning, April 1, at 10 am. Everyone welcome.




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