Good Friday Service April 7, 2023
Christ the King Church is pleased to offer a Good Friday Communion Service on Friday, April 7, 2023 at Noon, the time Jesus was thought to be crucified.
Communion will be served from the Reserved Sacrament from the Maundy Thursday Service. There will be no music. The service is expected to last about an hour.
More about the Good Friday service from the ACNA Book of Common Prayer 2019:
The Good Friday liturgy is the second part of the Triduum (the sacred three days). This most somber of all days is appropriately marked by fasting, abstinence, and penitence, leading us to focus on Jesus and the meaning of his Cross. Some churches do not use musical instruments or bells on this day. The church is often darkened. The bare, stark appearance of the church serves as a reminder of the solemnity and the sorrow of the day. The Lord of Life was rejected, mocked, scourged, and then put to death on the Cross. The faithful are reminded of the role which their own sin played in this suffering and agony, as Christ took all sin upon himself, in obedience to his Father’s will. By the Cross we are redeemed, set free from bondage to sin and death. The Cross is a sign of God’s never-ending love for us. It is a sign of life, in the midst of death.