Holy Thursday to Easter – services and program

Hallgrimskirkja - main doorHoly Thursday 24. march – tower is open from 9 am – 5 pm and church is open to 22.00

Children’s songfestival at 5 pm: Children and youth choirs from different churches sing and perform. Co-ordinator is Margrét Bóasdóttir. Free admission.

8 pm Eucharist, Getsemane-meditation and Lent-concert. Rev. Irma Sjöfn Óskarsdóttir. Schola cantorum sings and conductor is Hörður Áskelsson. Hallgrímskirkja‘s chamber-choir, Schola cantorum, gives a concert with beautiful lent music including the works of Gesualdo, Lotti og Allegri. Schola cantorum now celebrates 20 years anniversary. Free admittance.

Good Friday 25. March – church and tower are open from 9 am – 5 pm

Service at 11 am: Rev. Irma Sjöfn Óskarsdóttir. Litania of Bjarna Þorsteinsson. The Motett-choir sings. Conductor and organist is Hörður Áskelsson.

The Hymns of the Passion by Hallgrímur Pétursson on Good Friday – the reading starts at 1 pm: Readers are singers from the Hallgrimskirkja‘s Motett-choir. Gísli Sigurðsson, Guðrún Hólmgeirsdóttir, Halldór Hauksson, Inga Harðardóttir, Svanhildur Óskarsdóttir, Ævar Kjartansson, Guðrún Finnbjarnardóttir, Elva Dögg Melsted, Snorri Sigurðsson og Gunnar Thor Örnólfsson. Coordinators are: Svanhildur Óskarsdóttir og Ævar Kjartansson. Hörður Áskelsson and Björn Steinar Sólbergsson play the Klais-organ between readings.

Resurrection day – Easter Sunday 27. March – church and tower are open from 8 am – 5 pm 

Mass at 8 am: Rev. Irma Sjöfn Óskarsdóttir and dr. Sigurður Árni Þórðarson. The Hallgrimskirkja‘s Motett choir performs Ester-music. Conductor and organist is Hörður Áskelsson.

Mass at 11 am: Dr. Sigurður Árni Þórðarson and rev. Irma Sjöfn Óskarsdóttir. Easter music. The Motett choir performs and conductor is Hörður Áskelsson. Organist is Björn Steinar Sólbergsson.

English Mass at 2 pm: Rev. Bjarni Þór Bjarnason. Organist is Björn Steinar Sólbergsson.

Second day of Easter 28. March – church and tower are open from 9 am – 5 pm

Mass and confirmation at 11 am: Dr. Sigurður Árni Þórðarson and rev. Irma Sjöfn Óskarsdóttir and Inga Harðardóttir, youth-director. The Motett-choir sings. Conductor and organist is Hörður Áskelsson.

All are welcome to church and to the Lord’s table in Hallgrimskirkja.

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