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Tonight, we'll worship in the style of the early church. We'll begin in the pews as we hear the Word. Then we'll travel to the narthex to share a meal, and pass the bread and wine as they did in house churches in the first generations of the Church. After a light supper and some conversation, we'll return to the pews and listen to the choir during the Stripping of the Altar. And finally, you'll have the chance to travel to the Altar of Repose and to meet Jesus in the garden. The whole service will be wrapped in some of the ancient words of the church - most of them from the 4th and 5th centuries. If you listen carefully, you'll hear the echoes of our words in them - and the differences add layers of meaning.
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