Emmanuel Episcopal Church

"Walking in Love, as Christ Loved Us"

1145 W. Valencia Mesa

Fullerton, CA 92833
Phone: 714-879-8070  

Sunday Worship Services

8:15am and 10:00am

Emmanuel Fullerton Sanctuary

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What is Lent All About

In the early church, Lent was often the period of preparation for baptism on Easter Eve at the Great Vigil. It is the 40 weekdays and 6 Sundays between Ash Wednesday and Easter.  Read more

Holy Week

Holy Week is the week immediately preceding Easter Sunday. The first written mention of the observance of these days in the church appeared in the latter half of the third century. The observances and the days on which they occur are: Palm Sunday, Holy Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Vigil.  Read more

Holy Week 2016

Easter is the most joyful day of the year for all Christians, the day we celebrate the fact that life does not end with our physical death but, rather, the end of this life brings with it our transition into another dimension of existence. What can be more joyful than to know that and to live life unafraid? There is one way to experience an even deeper joy at Easter. And that is to fully experience the week that precedes it. We call it Holy Week.  Read more

The Meaning of Lent

Even early Christians observed a season of penitence and fasting as they prepared for the Paschal or Easter feast. The season now known as Lent (from an Old English word meaning “spring” or the “time of lengthening days”) has a long history.  Read more

What is Holy Week?

Holy Week is the last week of Lent leading up to Easter. We know that it has been observed in the Christian Church since at least the latter half of the third century. This year it begins on Sunday, March 24, and ends on Sunday March 31st. It includes the following celebrations: Palm Sunday commemorates Jesus’ triumphal entrance on a donkey, into Jerusalem. Maundy Thursday commemorates the Last Supper of Jesus and his twelve disciples. Good Friday commemorates Jesus’ time on the cross and his death. The Great Vigil of Easter is held after dark on Holy Saturday. Easter Sunday, although technically not a part of Holy Week, is the most important celebration of the church year.  Read more

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