Good Friday: Signs and Prayers


Owen Vyner explores the signs and prayers of the unique and haunting Good Friday service, including the Liturgy of the Word and the Adoration of the Cross.

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In this podcast:
  • 0:22: Why do we use the words “Passion” and “Good” when describing this Friday?
  • 3:41: No sacraments on Good Friday except Reconciliation and the Anointing of the Sick.
  • 4:23: Time: Service at 3 pm.
  • 5:15: Is the 3 pm service a Mass?
  • 6:38: The Entrance: Silence.
    • 6:46: Symbolism of the red vestments.
    • 7:34: Prostration.
  • 9:02: Adoration of the Cross.
    • 11:42: Procession in Adoration of the Cross: The importance of our bodies and the meaning of procession.
  • 17:27: Options for the prayer at the beginning of the Good Friday service.
  • 18:39: Liturgy of the Word.
    • 18:48: First Reading: Isaiah’s Suffering Servant.
    • 19:22: Second Reading: Christ as the High Priest in the Letter to the Hebrews. What is the High Priest?
      • 19:58: What was the Holy of Holies?
    • 20:47: Narrative of the Lord’s Passion from the Gospel of St John.
  • 21:22: The 10 General Intercessions for the whole world.
  • 22:30: The Adoration of the Cross: The Reproaches and the Trisagion.
  • 23:43: Dismissal: No blessing, but only a prayer to God.
    • 24:08: Departing in silence.

The talk is the second part of a three-part series by Owen Vyner on the signs and prayers of the Easter Triduum.

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