Maundy Thursday worship, Communion, a time of prayer, music, Scripture and Reflection in Commemoration of The Last Supper and final night of Jesus’ life.

7 PM, in person at 10 Central St and also streamed on Facebook Live at FirstParishChurchManchesterMa/live

Rev. Dr. Mark Boyea

Dr. Herman Weiss, Director of Music

Rebecca Shrimpton, Paul Knox, First Parish Choir

Readers – members of First Parish

Bulletin April 14 Maundy Thursday


Tenebrae is an adaptation of an early 4th Century Worship Time. The rule of silence is strictly observed. Scripture and music interpret the devotional significance of the final night of Jesus’ earthly life, while the gradual extinguishing of the candles symbolizes the desertion of his closest followers and final moments of his crucifixion.

Go to Dark Gethsemane Newman W. Powell

I Know Ed Bruce

Do This and Remember Me (from ‘Once Upon a Tree’) Pepper Choplin

The Crucifixion Samuel Barber (from ‘Hermit Songs’)

In the Mornin’ Spiritual, arr. Charles Ives

Were You There?  spiritual, arr. K. J. Murdock

O God, How We Have Wandered