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Good Friday: The Celebration of the Passion of the Lord (ABC)

Liturgical Color: Red

Themes: silence, awe, cross, passion & death, salvation, triumph

Prayer:

Re- member your mercies, O Lord,
and with your eternal protection sanctify your ser- vants,

for whom Christ your Son,
by the shedding of his Blood,
established the Paschal Mys-ter- y.

Who lives and reigns for ev-er and ev-er. A-men.

— or —

O God, who by the Passion of Christ your Son, our Lord,
abolished the death inherited from ancient sin
by every succeeding genera-tion,

grant that just as, being conformed to him,
we have borne by the law of nature
the image of the man of earth,

so by the sanctification of grace
we may bear the image of the man of heav- en.

Through Christ our Lord. A-men.

Lectionary Readings:

  • Isaiah 52:13 - 53:12 [Surely our griefs He Himself bore, and our sorrows He carried. /v.4]
  • Psalm 31:2,6 / 12-13 / 15-16 / 17,25 [R. Father, into your hands I commend my spirit. /Lk 23:46]
    See CNP's Responsorial Psalms and Gospel Acclamations for Holy Week
  • Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9 [Although He was a Son, He learned obedience from the things which He suffered. /v.8]
  • Gospel Verse: Phil 2:8-9 [Christ became obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Because of this, God greatly exalted him and bestowed on him the name which is above every other name.]
    See CNP's Responsorial Psalms and Gospel Acclamations for Holy Week
  • John 18:1 - 19:42 [The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ.]
    See Saint John Passion (Byrd / deSatgé)

Antiphons and Music at the Adoration of the Holy Cross:

See Ecce lignum Crucis (John Sittard)

  1. We adore your Corss, O Lord,
    we praise and glorify your holy Resurrection,
    for behold, because of the wood of a tree
    joy has come to the whole world.

    May God have mercy on us and bless us;
    may he let his face shed its light upon us
    and have mercy on us. [Roman Missal]
  1. Crucem tuam adoramus, Domine: et sanctam resurrectionem tuam laudamus et glorificamus: ecce enim propter lignum venit gaudium in universo mundo.
    Ps. Deus misereatur nostri, et benedicat nobis: illuminet vultum suum super nos, et misereatur nostri. [Graduale Romanum, p.175]
  2. Crucem tuam adoramus, Domine: et sanctam resurrectionem tuam laudamus et glorificamus: ecce enim propter lignum venit gaudium in universo mundo.
    Ps. Deus misereatur nostri, et benedicat nobis: illuminet vultum suum super nos, et misereatur nostri. [Gregorian Missal, p.265]
  3. Crucem tuam adoramus, Domine: et sanctam resurrectionem tuam laudamus et glorificamus: ecce enim propter lignum venit gaudium in universo mundo.
    Ps. Deus misereatur nostri, et benedicat nobis: illuminet vultum suum super nos, et misereatur nostri. [Graduale simplex, p.141]
  1. Improperia (Reproaches I & II) [Graduale Romanum, p.176]
  2. Improperia (Reproaches I & II) [Gregorian Missal, p.311]
  3. Improperia (Reproaches I & II) [Graduale simplex, p.140]
  4. The Reproaches (James Morrison)
  5. The Reproaches (Gary Penkala)
  1. Hymn: Faithful Cross the Saints rely on ... [Roman Missal]
  2. Hymn: Crux fidelis, inter omnes [Graduale Romanum, p.182]
  3. Hymn: Crux fidelis, inter omnes [Gregorian Missal, p.317]

Prayer after Communion:

Al- mighty ever-living God,
who have restored us to life
by the blessed Death and Resurrection of your Christ,

pre- serve in us the work of your mercy,
that, by partaking of this mystery,
we may have a life unceasingly devot- ed to you.

Through Christ our Lord. A-men.

Prayer over the People:

May abundant blessing, O Lord, we pray,
descend upon your people,
who have honored the Death of your Son
in the hope of their resurrection:
may pardon come,
comfort be given,
holy faith increase,
and everlastiong redemption be made secure.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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