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Friday, April 18, 2014
12:00 pm High Altar

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.

Having been stirpped bare the night before, the altar of Saint Thomas is completely unadorned. Worship our Lord with us from the foot of the Cross, and meditate on his seven last words.

Officiant: Fr Mead

Preacher: Fr Mead, Fr Austin, Fr Spurlock & Fr Daniels

Sung by: The Gentlemen of the Choir

Hymn: Beneath the cross of Jesus
Words: Elizabeth Cecilia Clephane
ST. CHRISTOPHER

First Word: Luke 23:34

Hymn: There is a green hill far away,
Words: C. F. Alexander
HORSLEY

Psalm: 102:1 - 17, Domine, exaudi

Second Word: Luke 23:43

Hymn: When I survey the wondrous cross
Words: Isaac Watts
ROCKINGHAM

Psalm: 32, Beati quorum

Third Word: John 19:25 - 27

Hymn: Were you there when they crucified my Lord?
African - American Spiritual
WERE YOU THERE

Psalm: 130, De profundis

Fourth Word: Matthew 27:46

Hymn: Cross of Jesus, cross of sorrow,
Words: William J. Sparrow - Simpson
CROSS OF JESUS

Psalm: 22 :1 - 19, Deus, Deus meus

Fifth Word: John 19:28

Hymn: O sacred head, sore wounded,
Words: Paulus Gerhardt
PASSION CHORALE

Psalm: 69:1 - 22, Sal vum me fac

Sixth Word: John 19:30

Hymn: Ah, holy Jesus, how hast thou offended,
Words: Johann Heermann, tr. Robert Seymour Bridges
HERZLIEBSTER JESU

Psalm: 27, Dominus illuminatio

Seventh Word: Luke 23:46

Hymn: My song is love unknown,
Words: Samuel Crossman
LOVE UNKNOWN


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