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Holy Week at Abyssinian Baptist Church

At Abyssinian, we rejoice in the death and resurrection of our Savior and the promise it brings for our eternal salvation. "Jesus said to her, 'I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.'" - John 11: 25-26

Celebrate His Resurrection at Abyssinian!


“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.” —John 3:16

Holy Week is a special time in the life of every believer. This week invites us into deep introspection as we relive the last days of Jesus from the Hosannas of Palm Sunday, to the gruesome cross of Calvary, and ultimately to the joyous celebration of Resurrection Sunday.

Join us for worship this week as we journey to Resurrection!

Holy Week Events at Abyssinian Baptist Church

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Palm Sunday | 9:00 AM and 11:30 AM Worship Services in the Sanctuary
Ordination of Walking Deacons and Walking Deaconesses | 4:00 PM
On Palm Sunday, we acknowledge the final seven days of Jesus’ earthly ministry–and celebrate his triumphal entry into Jerusalem prior to his death and Resurrection

“So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying out, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!” – John 12:13


Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Mid-Week Manna | 7:00 PM in the Sanctuary
Join us every Wednesday–and especially this Wednesday, during the holiest of weeks–for spiritual nourishment of divine origin.

“He then began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, chief priests and teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and after three days rise again.” – Mark 8:31


Thursday, March 24, 2016

Holy Thursday Communion | 7:00 PM in the Sanctuary
Holy Thursday (also referred to as Maundy Thursday) marks the Last Supper that Jesus shares with his disciples in the Upper Room. While Jesus foretells his crucifixion, he also reveals the messianic significance/symbolism of bread and wine, and gives hope to his followers. 

“And he took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, ‘This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.’ And likewise the cup after they had eaten, saying, ‘This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood. But behold, the hand of him who betrays me is with me on the table. For the Son of Man goes as it has been determined, but woe to that man by whom he is betrayed!’ ” – Luke 22:19-22


Friday, March 25, 2016

Good Friday Joint Worship Service with Mother AME Zion Church | 11:00 AM at Mother AME Zion, 140 West 137th Street, Harlem, NY 10030 (137th Street between Lenox Avenue and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd)
Good Friday calls us to focus our faith on the gruesome, bloody execution of Jesus on a Roman cross. It is during this solemn worship service that we reflect on the pain and suffering that Jesus endured for our ultimate and everlasting victory and redemption.

 “It was now about the sixth hour, and darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour, for the sun stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. 
Jesus called out with a loud voice, ‘Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.’ When he had said this, he breathed his last.  The centurion, seeing what had happened, praised God and said, ‘Surely this was a righteous man.’ ” – Luke 23:4-47

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Resurrection Sunday | 9:00 AM and 11:30 AM Worship Services in the Sanctuary
Behind the dark shadow of death, comes the promise of new life. Join us on Resurrecton Sunday as we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and King!

“He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: ‘The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’ ” – Luke 24:6-7


Monday, March 28, 2016

Church Closed | Day after Resurrection Sunday
Abyssinian Baptist Church and its offices will reopen on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 9:00 AM 

“And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” John 14:3