I have always been amazed at the breadth of services that local churches organize in the days surrounding Holy Week and preceding Easter.
Last year’s Holy Week and Easter Sunday services included choral passions and baptism by candlelight, presented by St. George’s Episcopal Church; a telling of the Passion story, presented by La Cañada United Methodist; a self-guided spiritual journey and Easter Sunday services on a hill behind Descanso Gardens presented by La Cañada Presbyterian; and six Masses at St. Bede’s, focusing on families and adults. And the Easter sunrise service on McGroarty Peak, in Tujunga, is probably one of the most beautiful services I have seen.
I have always admired churches and temples that organize activities for major religious observances. Whether for Christmas, Hanukkah, Easter or Passover, each house of worship has volunteers ready to make the holiday memorable and spiritual.