Good Friday, April 6, 2012 7pm

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Title:Good Friday, April 6, 2012 7pm

Bulletin Date: April 6, 2012 4:00 am


St. Peter’s Church

Good Friday

April 6, 2012 – 7PM

Priest-in-Charge:  The Rev. Catherine D. Hicks

(BCP—Book of Common Prayer, S Numbers are the service music found in the front of The Hymnal 1982; WLP-Wonder, Love and Praise)

When you enter these doors, you enter sacred space that has been set aside for God. Before the service, please join us in silence as we meditate on God.

 

Tolling of the Bell

                                        The service begins in silence.

Entrance—in Silence              

Our service begins on page 276 in the Book of Common Prayer. 

 

The Liturgy of the Word

Opening Acclamation

First Reading                     Isaiah 52:13-53:12                                       

Psalm                               Psalm 22                                         BCP 610

Second Reading                 Hebrews 10:16-25    

Sequence Hymn                O Sacred Head                                    H 168

The Gospel                        John 18:1-19:42

The Sermon                                               The Rev. Catherine D. Hicks

The Solemn Collects                                                             BCP 277

Hymn                               Ah, Holy Jesus                                     H 158

 

The Entrance of the Cross (Silence)

 

The Veneration of the Cross

Anthem 1                                                                                BCP 281

Anthem 2                                                                                BCP 281

Anthem 3                                                                                BCP 282

The Reproaches   

Musical Meditation            When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

                                        Helmut Linne von Berg, Violin 

                                        The Old Rugged Cross

                                        Marilyn Newman, Harp                                                                                               

Hymn                               Beneath the Cross of Jesus                   H 498

The Lord’s Prayer

Concluding Prayer                                                                    BCP 282

 

All depart in silence

 

 



Good Friday

 

Since the fourth century, Christians have commemorated the crucifixion of our Lord and Savior on this day.  Our liturgy tonight consists of The Liturgy of the Word, The Solemn Collects, and the Veneration of the Cross. 

This service continues our worship through the Triduum, the last three days of Holy Week.  This service begins and ends in silence. Tonight we continue the worship that we began last night at the Maundy Thursday service.   On Sunday morning, we will celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior. 

During the Veneration of the Cross, and after the Anthems, you are invited to come forward and pray at the altar rail.  You are welcome to take one of the roses and a candle from the window near you and place these on the altar as part of your prayer. 

If you would like to leave a prayer at the foot of the cross, you will find slips of paper in your pew on which you can write a prayer and bring it to the altar.  These prayers are between you and God.  They will not be read.  Tomorrow night we will offer up these prayers as incense by burning them and letting them rise to heaven in our new paschal fire on Sunday morning.  

 

Thanks be to God for the beautifully crafted cross used in our service tonight, made and given for the glory of God by Helmut Linne von Berg.

 

Our thanksgivings to Helmut Linne von Berg for the gift of his violin music and to Marilyn Newman for the gift of her harp music. 

 

 








The Reproaches

 

Is it nothing to you, all you who pass by?

Look and see if there is any sorrow like my sorrow

Which was brought upon me,

Which the Lord inflicted on me in the day of his fierce anger.

Holy God, holy and mighty,

Holy immortal One, have mercy upon us.

 

O my people, O my Church,

What have I done to you, or in what have I offended you?

Testify against me.

I led you forth from the land of Egypt,

And delivered you by the waters of Baptism,

But you have prepared a cross for your Saviour.

Holy God, holy and mighty,

Holy immortal One, have mercy upon us.

 

I led you through the desert for forty years,

And fed you with manna,

I brought you through tribulation and penitence,

And gave you my body, the bread of heaven,

But you have prepared a cross for your Saviour.

Holy God, holy and mighty,

Holy immortal One, have mercy upon us.

 

What more could I have done for you

That I have not done?

I planted you, my chosen and fairest vineyard,

I made you the branches of my vine;

But when I was thirsty, you gave me vinegar to drink,

And pierced with a spear the side of your Saviour.

Holy God, holy and mighty,

Holy immortal One, have mercy upon us.

 

I went before you in a pillar of cloud,

And you have led me to the judgment hall of Pilate.

I scourged your enemies and brought you

To a land of freedom,

But you have scourged, mocked and beaten me.

I gave you the water of salvation from the rock,

But you have given me gall and left me to thirst.

Holy God, holy and mighty,

Holy immortal One, have mercy upon us.



I gave you a royal scepter

And bestowed the keys to the kingdom,

But you have given me a crown of thorns.

I raised you on high with great power,

But you have hanged me on the cross.

Holy God, holy and mighty,

Holy immortal One, have mercy upon us.

 

My peace I gave, which the world cannot give,

And washed your feet as a sign of my love,

But you draw the sword to strike in my name,

And seek high places in my kingdom.

I offered you my body and blood,

But you scatter and deny and abandon me.

Holy God, holy and mighty,

Holy immortal One, have mercy upon us.

 

I sent the spirit of truth to guide you,

And you close your hearts to the Counselor.

I pray that all may be as one in the Father and me,

But you continue to quarrel and divide.

I call you to go and bring forth fruit,

But you cast lots for my clothing.

Holy God, holy and mighty,

Holy immortal One, have mercy upon us.

 

I grafted you into the tree of my chosen Israel,

And you turned on them with persecution

And mass murder.

I made you joint heirs with them of my covenants,

But you made them scapegoats for your own guilt.

Holy God, holy and mighty,

Holy immortal One, have mercy upon us.

 

I came to you as the least of your brothers and sisters;

I was hungry and you gave me no food,

I was thirsty and you gave me no drink,

I was a stranger and you did not welcome me,

Naked and you did not clothe me,

Sick and in prison and you did not visit me.

Holy God, holy and mighty,

Holy immortal One, have mercy upon us.

 

From Ashes to Fire, Abingdon Press.  Used by permission.    

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