Celebrate Holy Week with Us
Closing out the season of Lent and the beginning of Easter, we remember the sacrifice of our Lord Jesus Christ to save us from lives of sin. Services this week help us understand the true meaning of Easter.
April 17, 2014
7:00 - 9:00PM Worship | Rite II
Each member of the congregation is invited to receive foot-washing from our Rector in remembrance of Jesus' washing the feet of the Apostles at the Last Supper.
For Jesus said, "Unless I wash you, you have no share with me." [John 13:8]. And later, "For I have set you an example, that you also should do as I have done to you. Very truly, I tell you, servants are not greater than their master..." [John 13:15-16]
April 18, 2014
7:00 - 9:00PM Worship | Rite II
A solemn service commemorating the betrayal of Jesus, his trial and crucifixion. The Passion of Jesus Christ According to St. John, edited by Mason Martens, is chanted a capella to the traditional Passion Tone, by members of the choir. At the end of the service, the altar is stripped, the lights are turned off and the congregation exits in silence.
The Great Vigil and First Eucharist of Easter
April 19, 2014
8:00PM - 10:00PM Worship | Rite II
After the Easter Vigil, story from the Gospel of John (Chap 20) how Mary Magdalene discovered the stone rolled away from the tomb and ran to tell Simon Peter and the other disciples. We celebrate the resurrection by uncovering the cross and re-dressing the altar. (We do generally use incense. )
Following the worship service, the congregation and visitors are invited to join in the ritual "breaking the fast" as a late evening meal, from 10:00 - 11:00PM.
April 20, 2014
10:00 - 11:00AM Worship | Rite II
On Easter, we celebrate only one service as a time for all members to join together in praise.
Welcome to St. Thomas!
The Episcopal Church of St. Thomas the Apostle is located in Dallas, Texas, and is a parish of the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas. We currently have about 250 regular communicants. In 2000, we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the parish’s founding. We enjoy a diverse community of young and old, families and single people, and different ethnic backgrounds. We seek to build our common life in Christ through shared worship, service, learning and teaching, and social activities.
Our patron, Thomas the Apostle, is also known as Thomas the Doubter because he would not believe the other apostles’ accounts of their encounters with the risen Christ until he had seen for himself. Christ did not rebuke Thomas for his questions and skepticism, but provided Thomas with the confirmation he needed and charged him to carry the gospel to others. In his spirit, the parish tries to engage questions, doubts and skepticism faithfully.
We hope you will find this site helpful and informative. If you have further questions or wish to contact the church, either use our Contact links throughout the site, or feel free to browse the site at your leisure.
Visiting Saint Thomas
The Episcopal Church of St. Thomas the Apostle is located in Dallas, Texas, at 6525 Inwood Road on the northwest corner of Inwood and Mockingbird. Click here for Map and Directions
See also: The St. Thomas Visitor's Guide
The "Fountain Garden" At St. Thomas the Apostle
These things did Thomas hold for real:
the warmth of blood, the chill of steel,
the grain of wood, the heft of stone,
the last frail twitch of blood and bone.
His brittle certainties denied
that one could live when one had died,
until his fingers read like Braille
the markings of the spear and nail.
May we, O God, by grace believe
and, in believing, still receive
the Christ who held His raw palms out
and beckoned Thomas from his doubt.
Photos by Charles Mullins and Barbara Turner.