An Order For “the Seven Last Words” Service

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

Many congregations order their worship on Good Friday around the seven statements that Christ spoke on the cross. The following liturgy provides an example of this type of service.


In the early church, devotions were held during the three hours Christ hung on the cross, from twelve noon to three o'clock. Although records of this devotion are available from the writings of Egeria, the devotion itself did not survive and develop into a traditional devotion of the church as did...


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