Good Friday Liturgy
March 30, 2018
7:00pm – 8:30pm
Location: 519 N. Kimball Avenue, Southlake, Texas 76092Category: Worship
The Good Friday Liturgy is austere and stark:
• Its Gospel is St John’s account of Our Lord’s Passion. It is sung in three parts to the solemn Holy Week tone.
• Prayer is offered for the Church, the world, and especially those in need, so that as we proceed to gaze upon the instrument of our redemption: the Cross, we will carry to it the needs of people everywhere.
• A large wooden cross is brought into the Church as the priest proclaims, “Behold the wood of the Cross, on which was hung the world’s salvation” and the people respond, “Come let us worship.” The cross is placed before the people and ancient anthems in praise of the Holy Cross are offered as the faithful look upon it and venerate our crucified Lord.
• Communion is given from the Sacrament reserved from Maundy Thursday, as no Mass may be celebrated this day. The abrupt ending to the Liturgy leaves us with one clear focus – the saving grace of the cross.
Childcare is available.