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Rector's Notes

This coming Sunday is Palm Sunday: Sunday of the Passion, and we will begin both the 8:30 and 10:30 services on the labyrinth with the Liturgy of the Palms. As has been our tradition, we will read the Passion of Our Lord with various parts at both services also. Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week, and a number of services are offered. I hope you will participate fully in the most important week of the church year.

Remember too that on Tuesday, we will read the Gospel according to Mark aloud in its entirety, as has been our tradition for many years. Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services are both at 6:00 p.m. Note that this marks a change from the past in that the services are an hour earlier. Reconciliation of a Penitent (i.e. private confession) will be offered on Good Friday at 11:00 a.m. and Stations of the Cross at 12:00 noon. Holy Saturday's liturgy will be at 9:00 a.m. after which we will prepare the church for Easter. All hands are invited and welcomed.

Lenten, Holy Week and Easter Services & Events

  • March 29, Palm Sunday
  • Holy Week
    • March 31, 7:00 p.m. Reading Aloud of Mark's Gospel
    • April 2, 6:00 pm The Proper Liturgy for Maundy Thursday
    • April 3, Friday Services
      • 11:00 am, Reconciliation of a Penitent
      • Noon, Stations of the Cross
      • 6:00 pm, The Proper Liturgy for Good Friday
    • April 4, 9:00 am The Proper Liturgy for Holy Saturday
    • April 5, Easter Services
      • 6:00 am The Great Vigil of Easter
      • 7:00 am Potluck Breakfast
      • 8:30 am Festive Holy Eucharist, Rite I
      • 9:30 am Potluck Breakfast and Easter Egg Hunt for children through 5th Grade
      • 10:30 am Festive Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Words of Welcome

Thank you for visiting our website. As you will discover both on this site and in person, Christ Church is a congregation rich with people, worship, and a variety of ministries.

We worship as a community every Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. with the celebrations of Holy Eucharist. Everyone is welcome.

We worship at other times too, offering quarterly Evensong. Music is an integral part of our worship, as is the participation of the congregation.

Being one of only two churches still worshiping in original buildings in the Sixteen Squares that comprise historic downtown Blacksburg, Christ Church exists to serve God and people in our world with deep roots to our Anglican tradition and past, to embodying Christ's love in the present, and always striving to become more and more the people of God as the future unfolds.

We have a deep commitment to minister in the name of Christ to those in need, to those seeking God's presence in their lives, to the students, faculty, and administration at Virginia Tech, and to those who live out their Christian faith as Episcopalians.

If you find yourself pondering some of life's bigger questions, or perhaps you're looking for a place where you can engage your mind, heart, and soul while seeking a relationship with God and others, Christ Church invites you and welcomes you to become a part of this portion of the Body of Christ.

The Rev. Scott A. West, Rector

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