The Three Hours Devotion

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Friday, April 19, 2019
12:00 pm High Altar


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


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.

The Rev. Elaine Farmer delivers this year's Meditations on the Seven Last Words of Christ.

Officiant: Fr Turner

Preacher: The Rev. Elaine Farmer

Sung by: The Gentlemen of the Choir

Hymn: (See leaflet)
Beneath the cross of Jesus

Readings: Lamentations 1:12 & Isaiah 53:6

The First Word: Luke 23:34

Hymn: (See leaflet)
My song is love unknown

Psalm: 102:1-17, Domine, exaudi

The Second Word: Luke 23:43

Hymn: (See leaflet)
When I survey the wondrous cross

Psalm: 32, Beati quorum

The Third Word: John 19:25 - 27

Hymn: (See leaflet)
Were you there when they crucified my Lord?

Psalm: 130, De profundis

The Fourth Word: Matthew 27:46

Hymn: (See leaflet)
Ah, holy Jesus, how hast thou offended

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

The Fifth Word: John 19:28

Hymn: (See leaflet)
O sacred head, sore wounded

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

The Sixth Word: John 19:30

Hymn: (See leaflet)
There is a green hill far away

Psalm: 27, Dominus illuminatio

The Seventh Word: Luke 23:46

Hymn: (See leaflet)
Cross of Jesus, cross of sorrow


The First Word: Saint Luke 23:34 5:52-21:20
The Second Word: Saint Luke 23:43 29:42-45:2
The Third Word: Saint John 19:25-27 52:38-11:5
The Fourth Word: Saint Matthew 27:46 01:16:46-01:35:37
The Fifth Word: Saint John 19:28 01:43:29-02:00:18
The Sixth Word: Saint John 19:30 02:08:06-02:27:08
The Seventh Word: Saint Luke 23:46 02:34:26-02:52:44

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