Good Friday

Friday’s Bulletin


Life and death stand side by side as we enter into Good Friday. In John’s passion account, Jesus reveals the power and glory of God, even as he is put on trial and sentenced to death. Standing with the disciples at the foot of the cross, we pray for the whole world in the ancient bidding prayer, as Christ’s death offers life to all. We gather in solemn devotion, but always with the promise that the tree around which we assemble is indeed a tree of life. We depart silently, and we anticipate the culmination of the Three Days in the Easter Vigil.

Readings and Psalm

  • Isaiah 52:13–53:12
    The suffering servant
  • Psalm 22
    My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? (Ps. 22:1)
  • Hebrews 10:16-25
    The way to God is opened by Jesus’ death
  • Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9 (alternate)
    Jesus is our merciful high priest
  • John 18:1–19:42
    The passion and death of Christ