Orders of Service for Good Friday and Easter Day

The Celebration of the Lord’s Passion
Organ Prelude
Followed by a period of silence as the choir and ministers enter.

The Ministry of the Word pg. 308
The Collect of the Day
Hymn 386: When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

First Reading: Isaiah 52:13-53:12
Psalm 22 (1-17)
Second Reading: Hebrews 10:16-25
Anthem: Were We There?

The Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Mark.
Mark 14:1 - 15:47
The congregation will remain seated until the verse which mentions the arrival at Golgotha, at which time large wooden cross will be brought into the sanctuary and all stand…

The Sermon: Archdeacon John Clarke

Hymn 202: There Is A Green Hill Far Away
Meditation on the Cross pg. 313

Hymn 400: What A Wondrous Love Is This
The Solemn Intercession pg. 309

Hymn 551: My Faith Looks Up To Thee
The Lord’s Prayer pg. 318
The Closing Prayer pg. 320

There is no blessing or dismissal added to the service. The ministers, choir and congregation leave in silence (unless they desire to remain in the Church for prayer).


203: Jesus Christ is Risen Today

The Gathering of the Community
The Collect for Purity
The Collect of the Day

The Proclamation of the Word
ACTS 10:34-43
PSALM 118: 1-2, 14-24
Combined Choir Anthem: Christians, Celebrate and Sing!
Gospel Acclamation: “Alleluia, alleluia, Alleluia!”
MARK 16:1-8
Gospel Acclamation: “Alleluia, alleluia, Alleluia!”

Sermon: Archdeacon John Clarke

An Affirmation of Faith 1 Corinthians 15.3-7

The Prayers of the People
The Peace

233: He Rose
A doxology

Eucharistic Prayer 3
The Lord’s Prayer
The Breaking of the Bread
The Communion

Lamb of God
207: At the Lamb’s High Feast
230: The Tomb is Empty
237: Now the Green Blade Rises
Ablutions: He is Lord

Prayer after Communion
The doxology

205: The Day of Resurrection!