The Triduum, the Great Three Days, continues from last night’s liturgy with the liturgy of the Adoration of the Cross. On this night we focus our hearts on John’s telling of the Passion of Christ, paired with Isaiah’s mighty Servant Song, singing of the One who suffers for the sake of the whole world. We pray for all people in the ancient Bidding Prayer, and sing the also ancient Solemn Reproaches, where God’s heart breaks in love for us even in our rebellion. The liturgy ends in a reminder that the death of God on the cross is a triumph, for God’s love cannot be held by death.
Readers for tonight: Art Halbardier, assisting minister; for the St. John Passion: Katie Krueger McCuen, Louise Lystig Fritchie, Pr. Crippen.
Attached is a pdf for worship in the home for this evening liturgy. All the links to sound and video are embedded in the pdf, so all you need to do is open it up, and as you pray, go to each link as you are ready.
Adoration of the Cross, Good Friday – 04-10-20
If you’d rather print these liturgy sheets and use the links in this post, here are the individual links to each part:
Prayer of the Day, First and Second Readings
The Passion according to St. John
ELW 351, 352, O Sacred Head, Now Wounded
ELW 355, Sing, My Tongue, the Glorious Battle
Looking ahead: Tomorrow an email will be sent mid-afternoon with a liturgy you can use to keep vigil for the Resurrection, along with Christians around the world.