An Introduction To Good Friday Worship

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

This article traces the most ancient traditions of Good Friday worship. With these in mind, the reader and worship planner will be able to put into context the articles and resources that follow.

In the ancient church, the paschal celebration from Thursday of Holy Week through the great vigil of Saturday night (which ended on Sunday morning) was one ongoing service with occasional breaks.

On the morning of Good Friday, the people paid tribute to the wood of the cross, the instrument upon...


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