Celebrating Good Friday from Home

Vere languores nostros ipse tulit,
et dolores nostros ipse portavit;
et nos putavimus eum quasi leprosum,
et percussum a Deo, et humiliatum.

Ipse autem vulneratus est propter iniquitates nostras;
attritus est propter scelera nostra:
disciplina pacis nostrae super eum,
et livore ejus sanati sumus.

Surely he has borne our infirmities
and carried our diseases;
yet we accounted him stricken,
struck down by God, and afflicted.

But he was wounded for our transgressions,
crushed for our iniquities;
upon him was the punishment that made us whole,
and by his bruises we are healed.

Isaiah 53: 4–5

Three nails

Opening Prayer

Almighty God,
we pray you graciously to behold this your family,
for whom our Lord Jesus Christ was willing to be betrayed,
and given into the hands of sinners,
and to suffer death upon the cross;
who now lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God,
for ever and ever. Amen.

The Liturgy of the Word

Music for reflection

The Lord’s Prayer

1 The glory of the cross we sing,
the cross of Jesus Christ our Lord,
who died and rose to set us free,
our way from death to life secured.

2 As once God’s people rested safe,
protected by a lamb’s own blood,
so we acclaim the sacrifice
of Jesus Christ the Lamb of God.

3 As once the Chosen People passed
from pain to freedom through the sea,
so now baptismal water saves
the chosen, called to liberty.

4 At Passover, before he died,
Christ Jesus took the bread and wine:
‘This is my body, this my blood,
do this as my memorial sign.’

5 What once by Jesus was achieved
we celebrate with heart and soul,
recalling and effecting now
the saving work that makes us whole.

tune: Wareham  LM
words: John Ainslie

Concluding Prayer

Send down your abundant blessing, Lord,
upon your people
who have devoutly recalled the death of your Son
in the sure and certain hope of the resurrection.

Grant them pardon; bring them comfort.

May their faith grow stronger
and their eternal salvation be assured. 

We ask this through Christ the Lord. Amen.

In these strange times, we are called to trust

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