Good Friday Liturgy

Friday, March 30, 2018, 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

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8 am  Good Friday Liturgy
in the Chapel
A service of the Word, with a focus on the cross, including the Passion according to St. John and the solemn collects. And then the service concludes with Holy Communion from the reserved sacrament.

10:30 am to 12 pm: Children’s Stations of the Cross, Memorial Chapel
This service is especially designed for children ages 5 to 12 and is a great way to help our children understand the joy of Easter. Hot Cross Buns to follow. 

12 noon to 3 pm  The Three Hours:  Seven Last Words of Christ, in the Church 
The Gospels collectively record the “seven last words” of Jesus on the cross, and this traditional service is in seven sections. In each, we reflect on the cross in choral anthems by St. Bartholomew’s Choir, hymns, a prayer, a series of meditations, and a period of silence. Feel free to stay all three hours, or to come and go as your schedule allows. We end with the memorial tolling of the bell 33 times, one for each year of Jesus’ life.

3:15 pm  Confessions: The Rite of Reconciliation in the Chapel
Members of the clergy will be available for The Reconciliation of a Penitent (The Book of Common Prayer, pp. 447–51), also known as the Rite of Private Confession. Take this opportunity to reflect on your journey and come away with nourishment for your prayer life.

 5:30 pm  Evening Prayer in the Chapel

 6 pm  An Evening Devotion: The Stations of the Cross with Readings and Music, in the Church
This ancient service traces the route that Jesus took to the cross through the traditional fourteen “stations” along the Way of Sorrows. Ken Cowan, our former associate organist and now organ professor at Rice University in Houston, Texas, will play Marcel Dupré’s Le Chemin de la Croix (The Way of the Cross), Op. 29, an organ work musically portraying the emotions of Jesus’ journey from his painful suffering carrying the weight of the cross to his tenderness in meeting his mother.