Good Friday

  1. Lessons and Carols for Palm/Passion Sunday

    Article Lessons and Carols for Palm/Passion Sunday

    As we approach the end of the Lenten season, and preparations for Easter celebrations are made with increasing urgency, some churches begin to resound with the ambivalence of both …

  2. Worship Elements: Good Friday 2014 (Option 2)

    Article Worship Elements: Good Friday 2014 (Option 2)

    COLOR: Black or None SCRIPTURE READINGS: Isaiah 52:13–53:12; Psalm 22; Hebrews 10:16-25 (16-23); John 18:1–19:42 THEME IDEAS Good Friday is the most somber day of…

  3. Lectionary Commentary 2: Good Friday

    Article Lectionary Commentary 2: Good Friday

    Isaiah 52:13–53:12 This Isaiah passage is arguably the greatest of the so called “servant songs” of Isaiah. The passage opens with the triumph; “he shall…

  4. The Cross of Life

    Article The Cross of Life

    Hebrews 10:16-25 For a couple of years my wife and I have attended Good Friday services at St. John the Evangelist Monastery (an Episcopal monastery in Cambridge, Massachusetts). …

  5. Lectionary Commentary 1: Good Friday

    Article Lectionary Commentary 1: Good Friday

    Isaiah 52:13–53:12 The passages for Good Friday present a look at the redemptive work of Christ that spans the centuries. In Isaiah 52:13, for instance, the prophet offers…

  6. Answering Pilate's Question

    Article Answering Pilate's Question

    John 18:28–19:26 Had he been asked at the time, he would never have guessed that he would be known best for centuries afterward for the his role as summarized in the simple …

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