Good Friday Liturgy

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As I mentioned in the previous post, our solemn Good Friday Afternoon Liturgy sent by Skpe from our home here in Maroubra. We had been out that morning walking in the Park and taking photographs and by the time I reached home there was little time to prepare a Sermon, more importantly I realised that Br luke – our Pastor had gone away without leaving a suitable Liturgy and nothing we currently have quite suits. So at the 11th hour I sat down to write one.

Here it is:

Blue Mountains Franciscan Church Good Friday Afternoon Liturgy 3.00pm

Hymn –

Were You there, When they Crucified my Lord ? – Hymns from Visual Worship Media

Let us pray.

All: Blessed be our God, for ever and ever.

Amen.

Orans

Silence

Holy and ever living God,

look graciously on this your family

for which our Saviour Jesus Christ

was willing to be betrayed,

and to suffer death upon the cross;

and grant us to grow

into the fullness of new life in Christ

who now is alive and glorified

with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and for ever. Amen.

 

Silence

Readings

All from the Pew Sheet, with the Epistle Last

Readings Isaiah 52:13-53:12; Psalms 22; Hebrews 10:16-25; John 18:1-19:42

Sermon

Silence

Prayers

Will each member of the Community pray a prayer until they are finished-

1 Faithful and compassionate God,

kindle, we pray, in every heart

the true love of peace,

and guide with your wisdom those in authority,

that justice, peace, and freedom may increase,

until the earth is filled with the knowledge of your love;

through Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen.

 

2 Let us pray for all who suffer:

for the hungry and the homeless,

the deprived and the oppressed,

for the sick, the wounded, and the handicapped,

for those in loneliness and in fear,

for those in confusion, doubt, and despair,

for the sorrowful and bereaved,

for prisoners,

and all at the point of death,

that God’s love will comfort and sustain them, and that we may be stirred up to minister to them.

 

Silence

 

3 Faithful and compassionate God,

the comfort of all who sorrow,

the strength of all who suffer,

hear the cry of all who call on you in any trouble,

grant them the joy

of receiving your help in their need,

and give us, we pray, the strength to serve them,

through Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen.

 

4 Let us pray for all who do not believe the gospel of Christ:

for those who have never heard the message of

salvation,

for those who have lost their faith,

for those who are indifferent to Christ,

for those who actively oppose Christ by word or deed,

and persecute Christ’s disciples,

for those who in the name of Christ have persecuted others,

that God will open their hearts to the truth, and lead them to faith and obedience.

 

Silence

 

5 Faithful and compassionate God,

you create and love all the peoples of the earth;

may your good news be so lived and proclaimed,

that all are brought home to your presence,

through Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen.

 

6 Let us commit ourselves to God,

and pray for the grace of a holy life,

that with all who have died in the peace of Christ,

and with those whose faith is known to God alone,

we may enter the fullness of life

in the joy of Christ’s resurrection.

 

Silence

 

7 God, our refuge and strength,

accept the fervent prayers of your people,

and bring to fulfilment your plan for all creation,

through Jesus Christ your First?]born,

who is alive with you,

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and forever. Amen.

 Communion

  1. Note: our tradition is partially Anglican and since I was unsure whether Holy Communion was Celebrated at the Solemn Commemoration I did some research and discovered that the general norm was not unless it was 25th March – the Annunciation – which yesterday was.
  2. Secondly, again, unsure whether all parishioners had pre consecrated Hosts at home and of the Theology of Virtual Consecration – since the Full Eucharist is also an option on this day – I decided to conduct a People’s Communion following the words our Saviour used at the Last Supper.
  3. And asked everyone to have a piece of bread ready for the event.

Our Father

 Our Father, who is in heaven, holy is your name; your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us. Save us when we are tempted and deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours, now and forever. Amen.

Lamb of God

Jesus, Lamb of God,

be merciful to us.

Jesus, Lamb of God,

be merciful to us.

Jesus, Lamb of God,

grant us your peace.

Now one in every household is to take up their piece of bread-

As they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had blessed, he broke (Break bread) it, and gave to them, and said, “Take, eat. This is my body.” From Mark 14:22

To each other –The Body of Christ, the bread of heaven keep you in everlasting life

Silence

ALL: We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you.

By your holy cross you have redeemed the world.

 

Orans

God of our redemption,

abundantly bless your people

who have devoutly recalled the death of Christ;

grant us forgiveness, renew us, strengthen our faith,

and increase in us the fullness of life;

we ask this through Christ our Saviour. Amen.

There is no final hymn or blessing, everyone leaves the Church or living room quietly, the realities of Skype are rather different.

Note:There was no adoration or solemn veneration of the Cross because our Community worships without the presence of a Cross or Crucifix – the Passion sufficed.

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