5 special Easter services in Huntsville this year

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There are several special Easter services in Huntsville this year! (St. Mary’s of the Visitation via Facebook)

Holy Week is upon us, which of course means that Easter is this Sunday. This is a special time of year for those who celebrate Easter and in Huntsville there are several special Easter services to attend throughout the area this week.

Here are some Easter services in the Huntsville area you may find interesting and fun for you and your family:

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Tenebrae Services at St. Mary’s of the Visitation

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St. Mary’s of the Visitation Catholic Church will hold Tenebrae services Monday through Wednesday. (St. Mary’s of the Visitiation via Facebook)

One of the special Easter services you can attend is the Tenebrae, a historical Catholic liturgy of Holy Week with readings, prayers and chants or hymns. Tenebrae traditionally uses a display of fifteen candles that are gradually extinguished as the service progresses. At the end of the service, the last candle is put out and the Church or Chapel is left in darkness – symbolizing the death of Christ.

The Great Vigil of Easter at Church of the Nativity

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The Great Vigil of Easter is one of the prettiest and special Easter services at the Episcopal Church of the Nativity. (Church of the Nativity via Facebook)

The Great Vigil of Easter is one of the oldest liturgies of the church, and is intended to be the first and primary service of the Easter Celebration. Join Church of the Nativity Saturday night in this special tradition.

Sunrise Service at Monte Sano State Park

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Hard to beat a sunrise service on Easter Sunday atop Monte Sano! (Monte Sano UMC via Facebook)

Are you looking for truly special Easter services? What better way to celebrate the Resurrection of Christ than to attend a beautiful sunrise service on Easter Sunday atop Monte Sano Mountain? Monte Sano United Methodist Church has carried on this tradition for years.

Easter Sunrise Service at Southwood Presbyterian Church

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Rise and shine for the 6AM sunrise service Easter Sunday at Southwood Presbyterian! (Southwood Presbyterian Church via Facebook)

Here’s another sunrise service for Easter Sunday. This one is at the beautiful Southwood Presbyterian Church in Huntsville. There is certainly something special about celebrating Easter at sunrise.

Mass at Monte Sano

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Father Joseph will again lead Easter Mass at 6AM at Monte Sano State Park. (St. Joseph Catholic Church)

Even earlier than the services hosted by Monte Sano UMC will the the Easter morning Sunrise Mass hosted by St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, also at Monte Sano State Park. The Mass will be at the park’s overlook, which is near the small pavilion. It is open to all who would like to attend.

Hopefully you can attend one of these special Easter services here in the Huntsville area. Let us know if we left anything out!

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Michael Seale
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