We are so thankful that you have joined us for Good Friday. We pray that this time will prompt you in this season of preparation, reflection, renewal and grace. If you have chosen to observe Good Friday from home this year, we hope the video and liturgy below will help to guide your time.
Knowing that Christ was willing to follow the Father’s will, even to the Cross, let us echo His words today:
People: “Nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will, Father.”
All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way.
And the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
Christ the Lord became obedient to death.
Even death on a cross.
O God, it was for us that Your Son was betrayed.
Lord, have mercy.
O God, it was for us that your Son was betrayed. For us he bore the shame, the beatings, the pain of nails, a crown of thorns, a sword in the side.
Father, forgive us.
O God, we come as your people to acknowledge our sin, and to ask for your forgiveness. Forgive us that even on the most poignant, holy days, we are more inclined to be religious than we are to be redeemed.
Forgive us Lord, for the coldness of our hearts towards your suffering. Forgive us for our eagerness to celebrate your Resurrection before grasping the pain of your death for us.
God sent His Son into the world not to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
Father, by your Spirit, grant us victory over the power of sin and death, and empower us to live as you lived, in the service of others and in obedience to God the Father.
For those of us gathered today, who do you say that He is?
He is the Christ, Son of the Living God.
And so we respond:
He was wounded for our transgressions, he was
bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon him, and with his stripes, we are healed.
Lord, have mercy. Kyrie Eleison.
Lord, have mercy.