Good Friday service with choir.
Good Friday is the day we observe the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ. The service will include the reading of St. John's Passion, the solemn collects, veneration of the Cross and communion from the reserved Sacrament.
The current Book of Common Prayer is the first to include liturgies for Holy Week. Some are left open to interpretation, but others, like Good Friday, are more prescribed. This Good Friday, we enacted the ancient liturgy for that day, hearing the Passion according to St. John as well as the Solemn Collects, sung to tones used only on Good Friday. Finally, we solemnly venerated the cross and received Holy Communion from the Sacrament consecrated the night before. Many thanks to parishioner Bill Steinmann for crafting the simple yet elegant cross that we will use for years to come in venerating the symbol of our Lord’s death and of eternal life in Him.