Welcome to Saint Matthias...

an inclusive faith community. We are so pleased that you have decided to visit our website, and we pray that you will find a spiritual home with us.
Visitors, newcomers, seekers, friends, and children of all ages are invited to enter our house of prayer, worship and celebration. You will find a deeply-committed group of Christians trusting the Presence of God, the transformative grace of Christ, and the power of the Spirit.

The icon of St. Matthias (right) was painted by parishioner Sharon Bartell 

Palm Sunday, Holy Week, and Easter

Palm Sunday and Holy Week offer us a time to remember and reflect upon Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem, His last supper with the disciples, His betrayal, arrest, and crucifixion. Join us this week on the journey of expectation, shock, sadness, and despair leading up to the joy of Easter, the Day of Resurrection.

Palm Sunday, April 13 (Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem followed by his betrayal and crucifixion)
8:00 am & 10:00 am: Liturgy of the Palms and Holy Eucharist

Holy Monday, April 14
8:00 am Morning Prayer (Chapel)                                                      
Photo by John Whitney, first Sunday in Lent
9:00 am Celtic Morning Prayer & Meditation (Rector's Office)

Holy Tuesday, April 15
9:00 am Celtic Morning Prayer & Meditation (Rector's Office)

Holy Wednesday, April 16
9:00 am
Celtic Morning Prayer & Meditation (Rector's Office)

10:00 am Holy Eucharist, Rite I (Chapel)
12:00 noon Lenten Prayer Service & Luncheon at Baker Memorial Methodist Church
7:00 pm:  Tenebrae: A Service of Shadows and Light

Maundy Thursday, April 17 (Remembering the Last Supper and Jesus' commandment to "love one another as I have loved you")
8:00 am
Morning Prayer (Chapel)

9:00 am Celtic Morning Prayer & Meditation (Rector's Office)
6:00 pm Agape Supper - Maundy Thursday Liturgy - All Night Vigil
(starting in Morrell Hall)

Good Friday, April 18 (Remembering and reflecting on the crucifixion and death of Jesus)
8:00 am
Morning Prayer (Chapel)

9:00 am Celtic Morning Prayer & Meditation (Rector's Office)
12:00 noon Cross Walk through the village with the East Aurora Ministerium
(starting at Immaculate Conception Church, 510 Oakwood Avenue)
7:00 pm Good Friday Liturgy at Saint Matthias Church

Holy Saturday, Easter Eve, April 19 (Remembering the history of God and His  people, culminating in Jesus' life, resurrection, and presence)
8:00 pm
The Great Vigil of Easter

Lighting of the New Fire, Blessing of the Paschal Candle, Baptism, First Eucharist of Easter, & Champagne Reception

Day of Resurrection - Easter Sunday, April 20
8:00 & 10:00 am
Holy Eucharist

9:00 am Easter Egg Hunt


374 Main Street, East Aurora, NY 14052                    Click here for map

Phone: 716-652-0377
Office E-mail: smceaoffice@verizon.net


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