Lent, Holy Week and Easter 2018

The Church of St John the Evangelist, Izmir

Lent, Holy Week and Easter 2018


The holy season of Lent offers us a wonderful opportunity to draw closer to Christ.  You are warmly invited to attend the following services and events, both solemn and festive, as we accompany Christ in his Passion and Cross, and then celebrate together the joy of the Resurrection. 


Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

Tuesday 13 February 7:00pm –8:30pm at Saint John’s


Ash Wednesday Service with Holy Eucharist

Wednesday 14 February 7:00pm at Saint John’s


Bible Study on Wednesdays at 2.15-3.30 at St Johns (on 14,21,28 February, 7,14,21,28 March)

The sessions of this Lent course are designed to help us explore some of the great symbols of John’s gospel such as Water, Bread of Life, Light, the Good Shepherd, the True Vine. They represent an opportunity to respond to the invitation on the lips of Jesus and Philip in chapter one of the gospel to ‘come and see’ where the Son of God may be found and what he offers to us.

Palm Sunday 

Holy Eucharist with dramatic reading of the Passion

Sunday 25 March 10.00 at St John's 


Maundy Thursday

Eucharist of the Last Supper

Thursday 29 March 7:00 at St John’s Church

Opportunity to ‘watch with Christ’ from 8.30 to midnight


Good Friday

Service of the Cross.  Staying with Jesus in his passion and crucifixion

Friday 30 March 7:00 at St John’s Church 


Holy Saturday Easter Vigil

Easter readings, the lighting and blessing of the Paschal Candle, and the first Eucharist of Easter

8.30-10.00 at St Mary Magdalene Church, Bornova


Easter Day

10.00 Celebratory Holy Eucharist at St John’s, followed by a joyful gathering in Bishop Collins Hall