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Each year the Lipscomb community has the opportunity to commemorate the death and resurrection of Christ during a series of events on campus below are the activities and schedule for Holy Week 2023. Stay tuned to see what is coming for 2024! 

Activities for the Week

Holy Week Hike

An audio-guided meditation through the Gospel of John’s telling of Jesus’ journey to the cross. Listen while on a hike or simply walking around campus.

Stations of the Cross

In the Ezell South Lobby, find and reflect on pictures depicting Jesus’ journey to the cross. Artwork featured from Scott Erickson

Sacred Space

For all but a few hours of the week, Ezell Chapel has been reserved as a quiet space for prayer, reflection and meditation. In the midst of busy lives filled with technology, noise, and increased anxiety, “sacred spaces” like this are more important than ever. This space will offer an opportunity to slow down and encounter God in stillness.

There will also be a schedule of short times of guided activity and prayer posted throughout the week, such as Imaginative Prayer led by Emily Wilhelm on Monday at 3:00 p.m.

Day by Day Reflections

Daily devotionals and reflections written by some of your classmates on the journey to the cross. Access them here.

Communal Art Project

Come visit the Welcome Desk in the Campus Center to contribute to a communal "stained glass" beginning Sunday night at 9 p.m. Check out the schedule for the other times throughout the week! 

Daily Schedule

Saturday, April 1st

  • 10:00 a.m. Discovery Retreat (in partnership with CVD) (Longview Mansion)

Sunday, April 2nd

  • 8:00 p.m. Worship Night (Collins Auditorium)
  • 9:00 p.m. Bonfire (The Square)
  • 9:00 p.m. Launch of art project (The Campus Center)

Monday, April 3rd

  • 8:00 a.m. - 1:50 p.m. Sacred Space (Ezell Chapel)
  • 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Art Project (Campus Center) 
  • 3:00 p.m. Imaginative Prayer with Emily Wilhelm (Ezell Chapel) 
  • 4:00 p.m. - 7:50 p.m. Sacred Space (Ezell Chapel) 

Tuesday, April 4th

  • 8:00 a.m. - 9:20 a.m. Sacred Space (Ezell Chapel)
  • 10:55 a.m. Gathering (Allen Arena)
  • 11:45 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Art Project (Campus Center) 
  • 11:45 a.m. - 6:50 p.m. Sacred Space (Ezell Chapel) 
  • 7:00 p.m. Own Your Power Workshop (in partnership with CVD) (CVD)

Wednesday, April 5th

  • 8:00 a.m. - 1:50 p.m. Sacred Space (Ezell Chapel)
  • 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Art Project (Campus Center) 
  • 3:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. Sacred Space (Ezell Chapel) 

Thursday, April 6th

  • 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Sacred Space (Ezell Chapel) 
  • 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Art project (Campus center) 
  • 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Service Project (The Campus Center)
  • 12:00 p.m. - 7:50 p.m. Sacred Space (Ezell Chapel) 

Friday, April 7th

  • 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Sacred Space (Ezell Chapel) 
  • 9:00 a.m. (All day) Easter Egg Hunt (in partnership with Residence Life) (Across campus)
  • 11:00 a.m. Good Friday Service (Collins Auditorium)
  • 5:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. Sacred Space (Ezell Chapel)

Worship Night

Join us in Collins Auditorium as we kick-off Holy Week with a school-wide worship night at 8PM

Bonfire & S'mores

Kick-off Holy Week by joining the OSF staff and interns for a bonfire & s'mores in Bison Square on Sunday, April 2nd, at 9:00 PM.

Imaginative Prayer

Emily Wilhelm will lead a time of prayer where participants will be guided in using their imagination to connect with God in Ezell Chapel on Monday, April 3rd, at 3 p.m.

Own Your Power Workshop

Join the Center for Vocational Discovery and OSF for a workshop about discovering your self-worth, igniting your confidence and empowering action with best-selling authors, Brittany and Rita Mitchell.

Service Project

On Thursday, in the Campus Center, students are invited to write encouraging letters to incarcerated students both in and outside the Lipscomb community. This is a partnership with Lipscomb's LIFE Program, along with the Tennessee Higher Education in Prison Initiative (THEI). 

Easter Egg Hunt

Residence Life and OSF are hosting a campus-wide all-day Easter egg hunt for students! There will be 500 eggs hidden across campus with candy. There will be 6 golden eggs that can be reimbursed at OSF for grand prizes of your choice each valued at $300.

Good Friday Service

Join us at 11AM on Friday, April 7th, in Collins Alumni Auditorium for a Good Friday Service. This service will be filled with song, prayer, scripture, and communion led by a diverse group of students