The Solemn Liturgy of Good Friday

Friday, April 14, 2017
Good Friday
5:30 PM


The Solemn Liturgy of Good Friday is the second of three services of the triduum (the first was last night, the third is tomorrow night). Today, the altar remains bare, stripped last night at the end of the Solemn Liturgy of Maundy Thursday. Because there is no extra ornamentation in the church whatsoever—no flowers and no colorful falls hanging on the pulpit or lectern—the church is as unadorned as you will ever see it. Even the crosses used in procession are simple black and red. There are no torches flanking the crosses.

CelebrantThe Rector
PreacherThe Rt. Rev. & Rt. Hon. Rowan Williams
DeaconFr. Daniels
SubdeaconFr. Spurlock
Sung byThe Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys
The Solemn Liturgy of Good Friday
LessonIsaiah 52:13—53:12
PsalmPsalm 22:1-11
EpistleHebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9
HymnSing my tongue, the glorious battle -- PANGE LINGUA
Passionaccording to Saint John, Plainsong, Solemn Tone
HymnCross of Jesus, cross of sorrow -- CROSS OF JESUS
The Reproachesadapted from Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)
MotetCrux fidelis, by King John IV of Portugal (1603-1656)
HymnThe royal banners forward go -- VEXILLA REGIS
Agnus DeiMissa quarti toni, Tomás Luis de Victoria
AnthemsCivitas sancti tui, William Byrd (c. 1540-1623)
The royal banners forward go
AnthemsAdoramus te, Christe, Claudio Monteverdi (1567–1643)
from Missa quarti toni, Tomás Luis de Victoria
AnthemCrucifixus a 8, Antonio Lotti (1667–1740)