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Friday, March 30, 2018

GOOD FRIDAY

Over the years, we've had many guest preachers meditate on the seven last words of Christ at the Three Hours Devotion. Among them:

Meditations on the Seven Last Words of Christ (2015) by Fr Austin, Fr Spurlock and Fr Daniels
Meditations on the Seven Last Words of Christ (2014) by Fr Mead, Fr Austin, Fr Spurlock and Fr Daniels
Jesus' Seven Last Words from the Cross (2012) by The Right Rev'd Dr Robert Gillies, Bishop of Aberdeen
Meditations on the Seven Last Words of Christ (2011) by Canon Andrew Diestche
Meditation on the Seven Last Words of Christ (2010) by The Very Reverend Joseph Britton
Seven Addresses on the Last Words of Our Lord from the Cross (2007) by Fr Andrew

Among some of the sermons preached at the 5:30pm Good Friday Liturgy are these:

Crucifixion & Clarity (2013) by Fr Daniels
The Blood is on Our Hands (2012) by Fr Spurlock
Father, Into Thy Hands I Commend My Rubbish (2011) by Fr Spurlock
I Thirst (2010) by Fr Austin
A Sermon for Good Friday (2008) by Fr Mead

Collect:

Almighty God, we beseech thee graciously to behold this thy family, for which our Lord Jesus Christ was contented to be betrayed, and given up into the hands of sinners, and to suffer death upon the cross; who now liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost ever, one God, world without end. Amen.

10:00 am – 7:30 pm, Fifth Avenue Entrance
The doors open at 10:30am for confessions. The Three Hours Devotion begins at 12pm, and the doors will remain open through the end of the 5:30pm service.
10:30 am – 11:30 am, Resurrection Chapel
A priest will celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation with you. If the priest is hearing someone else's confession, please wait in the pews nearby until the priest is available. Alternatively, you may make an appointment with a priest for confession.
12:00 pm, High Altar
Meditations on the Seven Last Words of Christ by the Reverend Fleming Rutledge.
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm, Resurrection Chapel
A priest will celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation with you. If the priest is hearing someone else's confession, please wait in the pews nearby until the priest is available. Alternatively, you may make an appointment with a priest for confession. Fr Turner will hear confession in the Resurrection Chapel just to the right of the chancel. Mo Mallonee will hear confessions in the north aisle of the church at the rear of the Chantry Chapel.
5:00 pm, Parish House
5:30 pm, High Altar
Sung by the Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys. Sermon by the Rev. Prof. Mark McIntosh.
6:30 pm, Saint Thomas Church Parish House