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Celebrate Easter in Downtown Cincinnati

Apr 10, 2014

Holy Week and Easter Services

Easter is Sunday, April 20. 

Christ Church Cathedral
318 East Fourth St, (513)621-1817

Maundy Thursday –  April 17 
Washing of the Feet / Holy Eucharist / Stripping of the Altar 
7 p.m. in the Cathedral Nave* 

Good Friday –  April 18 
Liturgy of Good Friday with Communion * 
Noon in the Cathedral Nave 
Choral Evensong
7 p.m. in the Cathedral Nave

The Great Vigil of Easter –  April 19, 7  p.m.
Celebration of Light / Baptism & Confirmation / First Eucharist of Easter* 
Reception following. 
Bring a bell to join in the ringing of Easter bells. Incense will be used during service 

Easter Day – April 20 
Holy Eucharist* 
8 a.m. in Centennial Chapel 
Holy Eucharist with Choir, Brass & Organ* 
10 a.m. in the Cathedral Nave

Easter Egg Hunt, 11:30 a.m. in Centennial Chapel

Easter Brunch, 11:30 a.m. in the undercroft 

* Nursery care provided. 

More information at /

Covenant-First Presbyterian Church
717 Elm St. (513) 621-4144 

Maundy Thursday – April 17, 7 p.m.
A contemplative worship service.

Good Friday – April 18, 12-3 p.m.
A contemplative worship service with seven segments focused on Jesus' last words from the cross.

Easter Sunday  – April 20, 10:30 a.m.
Festive music, choir, historic pipe organ and Bible-based sermon with coffee fellowship following the service.

More information at

First Lutheran Church
1208 Race St., (513) 421-0065

Easter Sunday - April 20, 11 a.m.

More information at

St. Peter in Chains
325 West 8th St.  (513) 421.5354  

Holy Thursday – April 17,  5 p.m. 
Mass of the Lord's Supper

Good Friday – April 18
Liturgy of the Passion at 12 p.m.
Stations of the Cross at 5:15 p.m.

Holy Saturday – April 19,  9 p.m. 
Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday – April 20,  8:30 and 11:00 a.m  

More information at

Old St. Mary's
123 E. Thirteenth St., (513) 721 - 2988

Holy Thursday – April 17, 7 p.m.
Solemn Mass of the Lord’s Supper

Good Friday – April 18
1 p.m. Stations of the Cross at noon, Rosary at 1 p.m. 
1:30 p.m Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion
3 p.m. Procession  
7:30 p.m. Solemn Office of Tenebrae, polyphonic choir 

Holy Saturday – April 19
12 p.m. Blessing of Easter Baskets 
9 p.m. Solemn Mass of the Easter Vigil 

Easter Sunday – April 20
7:45 a.m. Low Traditional Mass
9:15 a.m. Solemn Latin Ordinary Form Mass
11a.m. German Mass
12:30 p.m. English Mass

More information at

St. Xavier Church
607 Sycamore St. (513) 721-4045 

Mass of the Lord's Supper –  April 17, 7 p.m.

Celebration of the Lord's Passion – April 18, 12 p.m

Easter Vigil –  April 19,  9 p.m. 

Easter Sunday – 
April 20
7, 9, 10:30 a.m and 12 p.m

More information at

Union Baptist
405 W. Seventh St., (513) 381-3858

Good Friday – April 18, 12 - 3 p.m.
Worship centered on the last words of Jesus on the Cross.

Easter Sunday – April 20
7 a.m. Sunrise Worship Celebration
10:20 a.m. Resurrection Worship Celebration

More information at

Hop to It: Find an Easter Brunch

Make reservations now for brunch at one of downtown Cincinnati's great restaurants.

Boi Na Braza
Carew Tower, 441 Vine St., (513) 421-7111
Open for lunch and dinner, with a three-course meal at $48.95 per person. Choose from 16 cuts of sizzling meats, gourmet salad bar, and delicious desserts. Reservations and information at

175 Joe Nuxhall Way, The Banks (513) 241-8600
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
The Grand Buffet offers both hot and cold options including fresh baked pastries, fresh salads, egg strata, seasonal vegetables, and specialties including pasta, seafood and chicken dishes. Reservations and information at

First Watch
700 Walnut St.(513) 721-4744
7 a.m. –  3 p.m.
Serving breakfast favorites, including omelets, pancakes, frittatas, and skillets, along with soups and sandwiches. Find more information at

609 Walnut St., (513) 578-6660
10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The Easter Brunch menu features milk-braised rabbit pappardelle, sticky pecan buns, and much more. The menu includes cocktails such as the House Bloody and the Morning Glory. Reservations are recommended as space is limited. More information at

Morton’s The Steakhouse
441 Vine St., Carew Tower (513) 621-3111
12 – 10 p.m.
Pre-fixe menu featuring steak and lobster, for $55. Reservations and more information at

Nicholson’s Tavern & Pub
625 Walnut St., (513) 564-9111
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Brunch featuring French toast casserole, breakfast favorites, roasted pork loin, salmon, salads, and desserts. Adults $19.95, children $10.95. The regular menu will also be available. Reservations and more information at

The Palace at The Cincinnatian
601 Vine St., (513) 381-3000
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Enjoy a traditional brunch buffet with pastries, carving and crepe stations, made-to-order omelets, salads and desserts. Reservations and more information

505 Vine Street, (513) 381-1300
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Delicious selections featuring an omelet station, pasta bar, carving station, kid’s build your own pizza, and gelato sundae bar. $34 for adults, $12 for children. Reservations and more information at

The Phoenix
812 Race St., (513) 721-8901
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Menu includes raw bar, carving stations, salads, housemade granola, omelet and waffle stations, and pastries. Reservations and more information at

Ruth Chris’s Steakhouse
100 E. Freedom Way, The Banks, (513) 381-0491
12 – 10 p.m.
Enjoy new seasonal dishes from the three-course Spring Classics menue, starting at $42.95. Or choose from full menu. Children's menu available for $13.95. Reservations and more information at

Via Vite
520 Vine St., Fountain Square (513) 721-8483
10 a.m. – 3 p.m
Serving an Italian Easter brunch, $25 for adults; $10 for children 10 and under; children under 2 free. Reservations and more information at

 Washington Platform Saloon & Restaurant
1000 Elm St., (513) 421-0110
10 a.m.  to 4 p.m.
Buffet carving station, breakfast items, fried chicken, salad bar, pasta, pastries, and dessert, with jazz from the Mike Sharfe Trio. Reservations and more information at


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