Feast of the Pascal Lamb Palm Sunday at Masonic Temple

The annual observance of the solemn ceremony of the Feast of the Paschal Lamb will be held in the Steubenville Masonic Temple, 227 N. Fourth St., Steubenville, on Palm Sunday, April 13.

The ceremony is under the auspices of the Drummond Chapter of Rose Croix, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Steubenville. The service will begin at 3 p.m. and is open to the public as well as Scottish Rite Masons, their families and friends.

The address will be given by the Rev. Clint Quillen Jr., pastor of Wintersville United Methodist Church.

The annual service is a reminder to Christians of Holy Week and to the Jewish faith of Passover, acknowledging the celebration of both faiths.

The service is built around a series of tableaux taken from the King James version of the Holy Bible, a spokesman explained. It is further enhanced by dramatic scripture readings and music provided by the Scottish Rite Choir and other church choir members, under the direction of Anthony Violi, with organist Carol Evans.

The service also is a memorial for those members of the Valley of Steubenville who have died during the preceding year.

“The observance of this banquet, the Feast of the Paschal Lamb, is one of the oldest ceremonials in existence. All are welcome,” the spokesman said.

Light refreshments will be served following the ceremony.