Good Friday

Thursday, Apr. 1, 2021, Preacher: Rev. Douglas duCharme,Rev. Jean Ward


Friday, April 2, 2021
Good Friday
Rev. Douglas duCharme
Rev. Jean Ward
Eleanor Daley, Director of Music

Elaine Perkins, Video Editor
Ron Gorveatt, Audio & Video Editor



Dancer – Chris Leonard
Choreography – Scot Denton & Chris Leonard
Music: And Blue Sparks Burn -elissa Hui, Lydia Wong & Marie Bérard
and Der Verrat – Gabriel Yared & Stéphane Moucha


First Reading:
Jesus Prays in Gethsemane (Mark 14:32-42)
Reader: Rev. Jean Ward

Second Reading:
The Arrest of Jesus (Mark 14:43-50)
Reader: Emelyn Bartlett

Third Reading:
Jesus Before the Council (Mark 14:53-65)
Reader: Doug Crozier

Fourth Reading:
Peter Denies Jesus (Mark 14:66-72)
Reader: Joanne Christie

Fifth Reading:
Jesus Before Pilate (Luke 23:1-5, 14-23)
Reader: Neale Kimmel

Sixth Reading:
Jesus is Sentenced to Death (Matthew 27:24-26)
Reader: Melinda Kecskes

Seventh Reading:
Jesus is Crucified (Luke 23:26, 32-43)
Reader: Derek Wishart

Eighth Reading:
The Death of Jesus (excerpts from Matthew 27 and John 19)
Reader: Rev. Douglas duCharme

Now from the sixth hour there was darkness all
over the land until the ninth hour.
And about the ninth hour, Jesus cried with a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lama
sabachthani?”, that is, “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?”
And after this, Jesus, knowing that all was now finished,
said (to fulfil the scripture), “I thirst”.
And a bowl of vinegar stood there; so they put a sponge full of the
vinegar on hyssop and held it to his mouth.
When Jesus had received the vinegar, he said, “It is finished”;
and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.
And behold, the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom;
and the earth shook, and the rocks were split; the tombs also were opened,
and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, and coming
out of the tombs after his resurrection they went into the
holy city and appeared to many.
When the centurion and those who were with him, keeping
watch over Jesus, saw the earthquake and what took place,
they were filled with awe, and said,
“Truly this was the Son of God!”


Beneath the Cross of Jesus
Music: Frederick Charles Maker (1944-1927)
Words: Elizabeth Cecilia Clephane (1830-1869)

On the Mount of Olives
Music: E. Daley
Words: from the Responsaries for Tenebrae

My Soul is Exceeding Sorrowful
Fairlawn Avenue Senior Choir
Music: E. Daley
Words: from the Responsaries for Tenebrae

My Song is Love Unknown
Choir of King’s College, Cambridge
Music: John Ireland (1879-1962)
Words: Samuel Crossman (1623-1683)

Excerpt from the St. Mark’s Passion
Choir of Jesus College, Cambridge
Music: Charles Wood (1866-1926)
Words: from the Gospel of St. Mark

Ah, Holy Jesu
Choir of King’s College Cambridge
Music: melody by Johann Crüger (1598-1647), harmonized by J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Words: Johann Heermann (1585-1647), trans.Robert Seymour Bridges (1844-1930)

Before Pilate
Music: John Henry Maunder (1858-1920) – from Olivet to Calvary
Words: HenryShapcott Bunce (1854-1917), as Shapcott Wensley

The Crucifixion
Music: Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
Words: From the Speckled Book, 12th century, trans. H.M. Jones

All My Friends Have Forsaken Me
Fairlawn Avenue Senior Choir
Music: E. Daley
Words: from the Resonsaries for Tenebrae

When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
Choir of King’s College, Cambridge
Music: Psalmody in Miniature, ca. 1780, adapted by Edward Miller (1731-1807)
Words: Isaac Watts (1674-1748)

Behold, We Have Seen Him
Music: Healey Willan (1880-1968)
Words: from the Responsaries for Tenebrae

John 19 : 41
Music: Andrew Llyoyd Webber (b.1948) – from Jesus Christ Superstar


Artist Unknown

Jesus Praying in the Garden
Gustave Doré (1832-1883)

Judgement on the Morning of Good Friday
James Tissot (1836-1902)

The Denial of St. Peter
Caravaggio (1571-1610)

Christ Before Pilate
Mihály Munkácsy (1844-1900)

The Death of Jesus
James Tissot (1836-1902)

I Thirst
James Tissot (1836-1902)

Christ on the Cross
Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863)

The Crucifixion
Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641)

The Burial of Christ
Gustave Doré (1832-1883)

Good Friday Crucifixion
Norman Adams (1927-2005)