Special Worship Services & Musical Events

Special worship services and musical events, such as Christmas Eve and Easter services, Evensong, Taizé, and organ and choir concerts, are offered throughout the year. Information about upcoming events is shared on this page.

Blue Christmas Worship

Sunday, December 10

Blue? Yes, blue as in “the blues”. As in "I am feeling blue." Not everyone is up and cheery for the Christmas holidays. Dealing with the death of a loved one, facing life after divorce or separation, coping with the loss of a job, living with cancer or some other disease that puts a question mark over the future, and a number of other human situations make parties and joviality painful for many people. 

Come join us in the chapel at 6:00 PM for a service that remembers that, and offers time for reflection and acceptance, and offers healing and hope in times of darkness.  All are welcome.

Lessons & Carols

Sunday, December 17

Join us December 17 at 6:00 PM for Advent Lessons and Carols! This beautiful service, an Anglican tradition, is meant to help us prepare for Christmas. Scripture lessons will be read and Advent carols will be sung by the choir and the congregation. This year, the choir will highlight works by Beibl, Bruckner, Goldschmidt, Ord, and Pilkington. Please note that the service will include the use of incense.

Christmas Eve Services

Sunday, December 24

We will have three services on Sunday, December 24. A 10:00 AM service to observe the fourth Sunday of Advent. The 4:00 PM Christmas Eve service will be a family friendly service with Eucharist and a Pageant. Our traditional Midnight Mass remains a highlight of the year, with special music beginning at 10:30 PM and a choral Holy Eucharist with incense at 11:00 PM.

Kinnara Ensemble

Saturday, January 20

Kinnara Ensemble is a professional choir based in the Princeton, NJ area that seeks to engage the public in exemplary choral experiences that speak to the modern soul. The concert will begin at 7:00 PM with a light reception to follow.

Ash Wednesday

Wednesday, February 14

Both services will be held in the Nave; 12:10 PM (spoken service) and 7:00 PM (with choir).

Lenten Compline

Sunday, February 25

The choir will offer a sung service of Compline at 7:00 PM. This short contemplative candle-lit service will be the perfect way to close your day.

Palm Sunday

Sunday, March 25

Services will be held at 8:15 AM and 10:45 AM with Liturgy of the Palms and procession.

Maundy Thursday

Thursday, March 29

Join us at First Baptist Church for our interdenominational service at 7:00 PM and the stripping of the altar at Grace at 8:30 PM.

Good Friday

 Friday, March 30

Good Friday liturgy at 12 noon in the Nave followed by a station of the cross procession down Green Street.

Easter Vigil

Saturday, March 31

Join us for the Great Vigil of Easter at 8:30 PM. This service is the highlight of our Christian liturgical year and will include the lighting of the Paschal candle, important readings from scripture, chanting and song from the choir, and baptisms.

Easter Sunday

Sunday, April 1

Identical festal services with brass, organ, and choir will be held at 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM with a continental breakfast between the services.

Evensong for the Feast of Gregory of Nazianzus

Sunday, May 6

The choir will offer a service of sung Evensong to honor the feast of Gregory of Nazianzus, fourth-century Bishop of Constantinople and framer of the Doctrine of the Trinity. A light supper will be served at 5:00 PM and the service will begin at 6:00 PM. A pre-service organ recital will begin at 5:30 PM.


page last updated 10.05.17