The Council of Bishops & Judicatory Executives

Preach Holy Week and Easter 2020

Though congregations could not gather during the COVID-19 pandemic, leaders from Christian Associates' Council of Bishops & Judicatory Executives still proclaimed the good news of Christ's journey to the cross and his glorious resurrection. Enjoy these sermons and liturgies from our region's Christian leaders. We'll be updating this page throughout Western and Eastern Holy Weeks.

A brief Easter liturgy from Rev. David Ackerman of the Penn West Conference, United Church of Christ

Easter Vigil with Rev. Thaddaeus Allen of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Pennsylvania; you can also find Rev. Allen's Maundy Thursday service here and his Good Friday service here.

Good Friday worship with Rev. Carl Johnson of the Mid-Northeast Mission District of the North American Lutheran Church; you can also find his Maundy Thursday worship here and his Palm Sunday service here.

A Good Friday message from Pastor John Kent of Pittsburgh Metro Ministries, Seventh-Day Adventist Church

Worship inspired by Easter Vigil with sermon by Bishop Kurt Kusserow of the Southwestern PA Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. A Good Friday Tenebrae service is available here​ and Bishop Kusserow's Maundy Thursday devotional is here.

Good Friday liturgy with Bishop Edward Malesic of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Greensburg. A Mass for Holy Thursday is available here, and Palm Sunday worship is available here.

"God and the Pandemic: Four Gifts": a Holy Week devotional from Bishop Dorsey McConnell of the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh. The second installment is available here and the third is available here.

A meditation on the Seventh Word From the Cross by Bishop Darin Moore of the Mid-Atlantic Episcopal Church of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church.

Easter Worship with Bishop Cynthia Moore-Koikoi of the Western PA Conference, United Methodist Church. Bishop Moore-Koikoi also participated in a Tenebrae service available here.

Seven Last Words service, with Bishop Frank Madison Reid III of the Third Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church preaching the seventh word, beginning at 1:41:00 in this video.

A meditation for Maundy Thursday by Dr. Sheldon Sorge of Pittsburgh Presbytery. This meditation is part of a full Maundy Thursday service prepared by Dr. Sorge; the liturgy and additional videos are available here.

A devotion for Holy Saturday from Dr. Richard Wingfield of the Allegheny Union Baptist Association.

Easter Vigil with Bishop David Zubik of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh. The Celebration of the Lord's Passion for Good Friday is available here and the Mass of the Lord's Supper for Holy Thursday is here.

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