*: multiple parishes
St. James Episcopal Church
205 No. Fourth Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70801
Wednesdays at noon – Holy Eucharist
Held in the Chapel of the Twelve Apostles, this service of Holy Eucharist, Rite 2 also provides opportunity for special prayers of healing (Unction).
Christ Episcopal Church
120 S. New Hampshire Street
Covington, Louisiana 70433
Wednesdays at noon
There is a weekly healing service in the historic Chapel at noon on Wednesdays within a Rite II celebration of the Eucharist immediately following the Intercessory Prayer group which meets at 11:30 a.m.
Grace Memorial Episcopal Church
100 West Church Street
Hammond, Louisiana 70401
Grace Memorial offers several healing services throughout the year. This beautiful service invites the healing nature of the Holy Spirit into our midst through the liturgy and anointing with oil. Please check our calendar of events, including Grace Memorial’s service schedule.
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
1031 South Carrollton Avenue at Zimple Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70118
Healing Service, Sundays after 10 a.m. Eucharist
Trinity Episcopal Church
1329 Jackson Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
The public service of Healing at Trinity Church is held each Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in the Chapel. The service includes the Litany of Healing and the celebration of Holy Communion. Anointing and the Laying on of Hands are offered in the context of the service.
Anointing provides a vivid, sacramental expression of God’s love in time of sickness and misfortune. It is helpful at the onset of an illness [and throughout], as well as in a time of crisis. While anointing is usually administered for physical illness, we also anoint for the healing of mind, body and soul. The New Testament makes it clear that anointing, accompanied by prayer, was used for healing.
“Are any of you in trouble? Are any of you sick? Then call for the elders of the church, and have them pray over those who are sick and anoint them with oil in the name of Christ. And this prayer offered in faith will make them well, and Christ will raise them up.” James 5: 13-152.
The sacrament of the Lord’s Supper is celebrated as a continual remembrance that Christ sacrificed his life for us so that we may receive everlasting life. The Bread and Wine are the outward sign of the Lord’s Supper, which are received according to our Savior Jesus Christ’s holy institution in remembrance of his death and passion. The Body and Blood of Christ are spiritually taken and received as the inward sign of the Lord’s Supper benefiting the communicants with forgiveness, strengthening our union not only with Christ but also with one another and depicting the sacraments as a foretaste of God’s heavenly banquet. All baptized persons are welcome to receive the consecrated bread and wine.
Laying on of Hands
From ancient times the laying on of hands has been a symbol for the conveying of God’s power. Among the gifts received from God by this means is that of healing. In Scripture we see this practice commonly used and the healing which ensued.
“He called the Twelve together and gave them power and authority to cure diseases, and sent them out to heal.” Luke: 9:1-33.
Prayer for Healing
“O God, the strength of the weak and the comfort of sufferers: Mercifully accept our prayers, and grant to us the help of your power, that our sickness may be turned into health, our fear into courage, and our sorrow into joy; through Jesus Christ our Savior.” Amen.
All Saints’ Episcopal Church
100 Rex Drive
River Ridge, Louisiana 70123
Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. – Healing Service
Grace Episcopal Church
11621 Ferdinand Street
Saint Francisville, Louisiana 70775
Weekday Service Schedule
Fridays at 7:00 a.m.
Holy Eucharist, Rite II, with Anointing and Prayer for Healing