Good Friday (April 2) is the day on which we commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus. It is the day Jesus willingly suffered and died for us.
It is called “good” because the suffering and death of Jesus, as terrible as it was, marked the dramatic culmination of God’s plan to save us from our sin. Jesus died, but we know he will rise again!
We once again read the Passion of our Lord during the Good Friday Liturgy. We are reminded that God sent his Son into the world so that through him, we might be saved. This solemn service gives us the opportunity to pray for all who suffer. We administer Holy Communion from reserved Sacrament.
Good Friday is a day of fasting and special acts of discipline and self-denial.
The Stations of the Cross is a 14-step devotional that takes us through Good Friday, the last day of Jesus’ life. We make a meditative and prayerful pilgrimage through our worship space. At each icon on the wall, we stop for reflection and prayer for each step of Jesus’ journey to the cross, his death, and burial.