WHEN: Holy Thursday, March 24, 2016 @ 1:30 PM through Good Friday,
March 25, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
WHAT: As we prepare to enter into Holy Week to commemorate the Last Supper, arrest, torture, trial and crucifixion of Jesus, please join in a time of prayer, community building and acts of nonviolent resistance focusing on the theme: “PUT AWAY THE SWORD” (Matthew: 26:52), “STOP CRUCIFIXION TODAY.” We will also be remembering in a special way Archbishop Oscar Romero, as March 24th marks the 36th anniversary of his martyrdom.
We will gather at 1:30 PM on March 24, Holy Thursday, and conclude on Good Friday, following a Noon-time nonviolent witness at the White House focusing on the contemporary crucifixion’s taking place in our world today. There will also be a Pentagon peace witness early on Good Friday.
WHERE: St. Stephen and the Incarnation Church (Auditorium), 1525 Newton St. NW, Washington, DC 20010 (corner of 16th St. and Newton). Overnight hospitality provided at St. Stephen’s. All sleeping is on hard floors. You should bring a sleeping bag and a mat or pad.
*NOTE: There is no parking in the St. Stephen Parking lot. There is some unrestricted parking on side streets north of the church. (Homestead St., Center St., Ogden St., Otis St., and Spring St.)
Closest metro is Columbia Heights-Green Line.
This retreat/witness is sponsored by the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker.
Please join us!