Good Friday

THE LITURGY OF GOOD FRIDAY can be viewed here

 

            Music may be played

¶            The Gathering

 

The ministers enter in silence.  All may kneel for a time of silent prayer.

The Collect

Almighty Father,
look with mercy on this your family
for which our Lord Jesus Christ was content to be betrayed and given up into the hands of sinners and to suffer death upon the cross;
who is alive and glorified with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

                   Amen.

 

¶            The Liturgy of the Word

 

Old Testament Reading

Isaiah 52.13-53.12

At the end the reader may say

This is the word of the Lord.

                   Thanks be to God.

 

Psalm

Psalm 22

Refrain: Be not far from me, O Lord.

 

            Music may be played

New Testament Reading

Hebrews 10.16-25

At the end the reader may say

This is the word of the Lord.

                   Thanks be to God.

           

Music may be played

 

The Passion Reading

The Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John.                                         John 18.1-19.42

At the end

This is the Passion of the Lord.

Sermon

 

               The Proclamation of the Cross

A wooden cross may be brought into the church and placed in the sight of the people.

As the cross is carried in, the procession may stop three times and one of the following versicles and responses may be said or sung

 

The cross of Christ.

                   The cross on which the Saviour of the world was hung.

 

Anthem

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 the day of his fierce anger.

                   Holy God,
holy and strong,
holy and immortal,
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 strong,
holy and immortal,
have mercy upon us.

I led you through the desert 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 prepared a cross for your Saviour.

                   Holy God,
holy and strong,
holy and immortal,
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 strong,
holy and immortal,
have mercy upon us.

I went before you in a pillar of cloud,
and you have led me to the judgement 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 strong,
holy and immortal,
have mercy upon us.

I gave you a royal sceptre,
and bestowed the keys of 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 strong,
holy and immortal,
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 strong,
holy and immortal,
have mercy upon us.

I sent the Spirit of truth to guide you,
and you close your hearts to the Counsellor.
I pray that all may be 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 strong,
holy and immortal,
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 strong,
holy and immortal,
have mercy upon us.

 

 

Acclamations

We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you,

                   because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world.

This is the wood of the cross,
on which hung the Saviour of the world.

                   Come, let us worship.

O Saviour of the world,
who by your cross and precious blood have redeemed us,

                   save us and help us, we humbly pray.

 

 

 

                   If you bring lay a nail or a prayer at the foot of the cross, please come forward, socially distancing.  We return to our seats via the Lady Chapel.

 

            Music may be played

 

The Prayers of Intercession

God sent his Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him. Therefore we pray to our heavenly Father for people everywhere according to their needs.

A minister continues with these biddings, the president saying the Collect at the end of each section.

 

Let us pray for the Church of God throughout the world: for unity in faith, in witness and in service,
for bishops and other ministers, and those whom they serve,         for N, our bishop, and the people of this diocese, for all Christians in this place,
for those to be baptized,  for those who are mocked and persecuted for their faith, that God will confirm his Church in faith, increase it in love, and preserve it in peace.

Silence is kept.

Lord, hear us.

Lord, graciously hear us.

 

Almighty and everlasting God,

by whose Spirit the whole body of the Church

is governed and sanctified:

hear our prayer which we offer for all your

faithful people, that in their vocation and ministry

they may serve you in holiness and truth

to the glory of your name;

through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Amen.

 

Let us pray for the nations of the world and their

leaders: for Elizabeth our Queen and the

parliaments of this land, for those who administer

the law and all who serve in public office, for all

who strive for justice and reconciliation, that by

God’s help the world may live in peace and

freedom.

Silence is kept.

 

Lord, hear us.

Lord, graciously hear us.

 

Most gracious God and Father,

in whose will is our peace, turn our hearts and

the hearts of all to yourself, that by the power of

your Spirit the peace which is founded on justice

may be established throughout the world;

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

Let us pray for God’s ancient people, the Jews,

the first to hear his word:

for greater understanding between Christian and

Jew, for the removal of our blindness and

bitterness of heart, that God will grant us grace

to be faithful to his covenant and to grow in the

love of his name.

Silence is kept.

 

Lord, hear us.

Lord, graciously hear us.

 

Lord God of Abraham,

bless the children of your covenant, both Jew and

Christian; take from us all blindness and

bitterness of heart, and hasten the coming of

your kingdom, when the Gentiles shall be

gathered in, all Israel shall be saved, and we shall

dwell together in mutual love and peace under

the one God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Amen.

 

Let us pray for those who do not believe the

gospel of Christ: for those who have not heard

the message of salvation, for all who have lost

faith, for the contemptuous and scornful, for

those who are enemies of Christ and persecute

those who follow him, for all who deny the faith

of Christ crucified, that God will open their

hearts to the truth and lead them to faith and

obedience.

Silence is kept.

 

Lord, hear us.

Lord, graciously hear us.

 

Merciful God,

creator of all the people of the earth,

have compassion on all who do not know you,

and by the preaching of your gospel with grace

and power, gather them into the one fold of the

one Shepherd; Christ our Lord.

Amen.

 

Let us pray for all those who suffer: for those

who are deprived and oppressed, for all who are

sick, for those in darkness, in doubt and in

despair, in loneliness and in fear, for prisoners,

captives and refugees, for the victims of false

accusation and violence, for all at the point of

death and those who watch beside them, that

God in his mercy will sustain them with the

knowledge of his love.

Silence is kept.

 

Lord, hear us.

Lord, graciously hear us.

 

Almighty and everlasting God,

the comfort of the sad, the strength of those who

suffer:

hear the prayers of your children who cry out of

any trouble,

and to every distressed soul grant mercy, relief

and refreshment, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

 

Let us commend ourselves and all God’s children

to his unfailing love, and pray for the grace of a

holy life, that, with all who have died in the peace

of Christ, we may come to the fullness of eternal

life and the joy of the resurrection.

Silence is kept.

 

Lord, hear us.

Lord, graciously hear us.

 

O God of unchangeable power and eternal light,

look favourably on your whole Church,

that wonderful and sacred mystery,

and by the tranquil operation of your perpetual

providence carry out the work of our salvation:

and let the whole world feel and see

that things which were cast down are being

raised up and things which had grown old are

being made new and that all things are returning

to perfection through him from whom they took

their origin, even Jesus Christ our Lord,

who is alive and reigns with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever.

Amen.

 

¶             The Liturgy of the Sacrament

           

Music may be played

The Lord’s Prayer

Standing at the foot of the cross,
as our Saviour taught us, so we pray

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done;
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
the power and the glory,
for ever and ever.
Amen.

 

Giving of Communion

Jesus is the Lamb of God
who takes away the sin of the world.
Blessed are those who are called to his supper.

                   Lord, I am not worthy to receive you,
but only say the word, and I shall be healed.

 

The president and people receive communion from the Sacrament reserved on Maundy Thursday

 

The president says, ‘The body of Christ’, all who intend to receive respond ‘Amen’.

Please sanitise your hands before coming forward to receive

The host is placed into the hands of each communicant in silence

Step away from the celebrant, remove face covering, consume, re-cover face.

We return to our seats via the Lady Chapel

 

            Music may be played

 

 

 

 

 

 

¶            The Conclusion

Silence is kept.

O Lord Jesus Christ,
Son of the living God,
set your passion, cross and death
between your judgement and our souls,
now and in the hour of our death.
Grant mercy and grace to the living,
rest to the departed,
to your Church peace and concord
and to us sinners forgiveness,
and everlasting life and glory;
for, with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
you are alive and reign,
God, now and for ever.

                   Amen.

 

Dismissal Gospel

38Joseph of Arimathea, who was a disciple of Jesus, though a secret one because of his fear of the Jews, asked Pilate to let him take away the body of Jesus. Pilate gave him permission; so he came and removed his body. 39Nicodemus, who had at first come to Jesus by night, also came, bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, weighing about a hundred pounds. 40They took the body of Jesus and wrapped it with the spices in linen cloths, according to the burial custom of the Jews. 41Now there was a garden in the place where he was crucified, and in the garden there was a new tomb in which no one had ever been laid. 42And so, because it was the Jewish day of Preparation, and the tomb was nearby, they laid Jesus there.

 

 

 

The Services of the Triduum are a continuation of one act of devotion, therefore no blessing or dismissal is given. 

 

The ministers and people depart in silence.

 

 

 

Copyright acknowledgement (where not already indicated above):

Some material included in this service is copyright: ©  1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ, USA

Some material included in this service is copyright: ©  The Archbishops’ Council 2000

Some material included in this service is copyright: ©  The Archbishops’ Council 2006

Collect (Good Friday) ©  The Crown/Cambridge University Press: The Book of Common Prayer (1662)