The Moscow Protestant Chaplaincy invites you to join us for worship during Holy Week and Easter Sunday!
Maundy Thursday – 2 April
- Worship service at 19h00 (7:00 PM) where we will remember Jesus’ last hours before his arrest. Holy Communion will be served.
- On Maundy (from the Latin word mandatum which means ‘commandment’) Thursday we celebrate Jesus’ commands to love with humility through serving one another and to remember Christ’s sacrifice. Just like Jesus we will wash each other’s feet and gather around the Table to commemorate the Last Supper.
Good Friday – 3 April
- Prayers at St. Andrew’s Church from 12h00 until 15h00 (12 noon to 3:00 PM) – St. Andrew’s Church will be open for prayers as we remember Christ’s death on a cross. Pastor Matthew and Fr. Clive (from the Anglican Chaplaincy) will say community prayers on the hour each hour during this time.
- Service of Darkness at 19h00 (7:00 PM) as we celebrate Christ’s death and sacrifice
Easter Sunday – 5 April
- Service of Resurrection at 15h00 (3:00 PM) as together we discover Christ’s resurrection! Holy Communion will be served.
- The MPC choir will be joined by our friends from the French Lutheran choir.
- An extended fellowship time after worship
- The children’s Easter egg hunt will take place after worship as well.
All worship services are held at St. Andrew’s Church, Voznesensky Pereulok 8, Moscow. Worship services are conducted in English language. Free and secure parking is available. Childcare provided for children under 5 years old during Sunday worship.
The Moscow Protestant Chaplaincy is an international, multidenominational Christian ministry serving the English-speaking community of Moscow. The Chaplaincy was established in 1962 by the National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. to provide Protestant ministry to Moscow’s English-speaking community. Today, the Chaplaincy is a dynamic and diverse ecumenical Christian community that nurtures faith in Jesus Christ, seeks God’s justice, and welcomes all people. MPC is a shared ministry of The United Methodist Church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Reformed Church in America, the American Baptist Churches USA, and the Presbyterian Church (USA), but its membership draws from nearly 30 nations and as many Christian traditions. MPC is a member of the Association of International Churches in Europe and the Middle East and the American Chamber of Commerce in Russia.
For more information, please contact Pastor Matthew Laferty at pastor [at] mpcrussia.org.