Easter Church Services and Events Lexington KY 2016

Easter Church Services and Events Lexington KY 2016



Easter Oratorio

Dr. Everett McCorvey presents local composer Angela Rice’s “Thy Will Be Done: An Easter Oratorio” in the UK Singletary Center on Sunday, March 13, at 4 pm. Performed by the Lexington Singers and soloists featuring Gregory Turay, the work is an iconic springtime choral and orchestral performance.

Thy Will Be Done: an Easter Oratorio was composed by Lexington’s Angela Rice. The work received national attention when it was selected to be part of the Music Reading Session at the 2013 Montreat Presbyterian Music Conference.

Since its debut during the 2012 season, Rice has expanded the work from a cantata of 16 musical numbers to an oratorio of 30 pieces about Jesus’ life, ministry, crucifixion, resurrection and impact.

“I’ve tried to use the music to depict the emotions of the characters in the specific biblical contexts,” said Rice. “I hope that as you listen you can hear the love, surrender, obedience, despair, humility and awe – emotions that the characters experienced.”

Lenten Fish Frys

The Brotherhood of St. Andrew and the Cathedral Choirs host Fish Fridays in Lent every Friday at 5:30 pm at Christ Church Cathedral.

KOC Fish Fry every Friday of Lent at 6 pm at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish.


March 19

Easter Egg Hunt, 1 pm, Buffalo Trace. An egg-citing event for children and parents… search for thousands of treat-filled eggs and enjoy refreshments and pictures with the Easter Bunny. All activities are complimentary.

Hippity Hoppity Hunt (campers only), 11 am, Kentucky Horse Park Campground. The fourth annual Hippity Hop Hun includes an egg hunt, the Easter bunny, and other fun activities scheduled to help ring in the new camping season. Activities begin at 11 am and are subject to change.

Immanuel Baptist: Easter Egg Hunt in Gainesway Park for neighborhood children. Contact Jeff Story, jeffs@ibclex to help.

March 21

Stations of the Cross at the Farish Theater in the Central Library at 5:30pm. The Way of Sorrows: panel discussion with project artists and organizers. The Way of Sorrows is a multi-disciplinary artistic inquiry into the nature of human suffering based on the Stations of the Cross, a Christian devotional tradition dating to the 5th century. With stations located throughout downtown Lexington, the project cumulatively tells a story of human suffering, pain, injustice, and betrayal, punctuated with moments of mercy, forgiveness, and love. The effort was organized by a group of private citizens from Lexington’s art and religious communities, with each station offering a creative reflection by a local artist. Several artists and organizers will lead an informal discussion about the project.

March 25

Egg-Citing Easter Fest at Fort Boonesborough State Park from Mar 25 – Mar 27. There will be times scheduled for bingo, Easter crafts, an Easter Egg Hunt with the Easter bunny, free putt-putt and tours, a camper decoration contest, and more. There will also be a free continental breakfast on Sunday. The event is for registered campers only. For more info, call 859.527.3454.

March 26

Community Easter Egg and Candy Hunt at Old Fort Harrod State Park from 10 am – 2 pm. Everyone is invited on the front lawn. Sponsored by the Harrodsburg Kiwanis Club, this event brings out hundreds of youngsters of all ages. Games, booths, the Easter Bunny, and more.

South Elkhorn Christian Church hosts an Easter Egg Hunt at 9 am. Join for a morning of hunting eggs, playing games, creating crafts, and photo-ops with the Easter Bunny. Bring your friends and an Easter basket.

Easter Egg Hunt at Christ Church Cathedral at 10 am.

Easter Weekend Getaway at Carter Caves State Resort Park from Mar 26 – Mar 27 from 9 am – 3 pm. There will be family-oriented recreation programs throughout the weekend. There will be egg coloring, scavenger hunting, and other recreational programming opportunities. On Easter Day, Easter Buffet will be served and there will also be an Easter egg hunt with over 1,000 eggs for children 12 and under.

March 27

Easter Egg Hunt at 9:40 am at Pax Christi Catholic Church.

Masses and Church Services


Chrism Mass, 10:30 am, Cathedral of Christ The King

MARCH 24 – Maundy Thursday

Holy Thursday Mass, 6:30 pm, Pax Christi Catholic Church

Maundy Thursday Service, 7 pm, Christ Church Cathedral

Holy Thursday, 7 pm, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

MARCH 25 – Good Friday

Good Friday, 11:30 am, Immanuel Baptist

Good Friday Choral Liturgy: Choir of Men and Girls, 12 pm, Christ Church Cathedral

Good Friday, 3 pm, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Good Friday Contemplative Service: Choir of Men and Girls, 7 pm, Christ Church Cathedral

Good Friday Service, 9 pm, Pax Christi Catholic Church

MARCH 26  – Holy Saturday

Easter Service, 5 pm, Immanuel Baptist

Easter Vigil, 9 pm, Pax Christi Catholic Church

Easter Vigil Mass followed by Reception, 9 pm, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton


churchMARCH 27 – Easter

Sunrise Mass, 6:30 am, Pax Christi Catholic Church

Mass, 7 am, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Easter Service, 8 am, Immanuel Baptist

Mass, 8:30 am, Pax Christi Catholic Church

Mass, 8:45 am, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Easter Service, 9:30 am, Immanuel Baptist

Mass, 11 am, Pax Christi Catholic Church

Easter Service, 11 am, Immanuel Baptist

Mass, 11:15 am, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Easter Vigil w/ Cathedral Singers, 8 pm, Christ Church Cathedral

Easter Vigil Mass, 8:45 pm, Cathedral of Christ the King

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