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Good Friday

Start:
March 29, 2013
Venue:
St. Boniface Martyr Church
Address:
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145 Glen Avenue, Sea Cliff, NY, United States, 11579

 

Friday March 29, 2013 9:00am:  Morning  Prayer
3:00pm:  Solemn Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion
7:30pm:  Solemn Stations of the Cross (Church)

This is truly the most solemn and profound of all our holy days. The great sacrifice of the life of Jesus for the forgiveness of our sins reminds us of His obedience to the Father. The death of Jesus on the cross is His body broken for our sins and His blood that washes us clean. The sadness of His death is always seen in light of the glory of His resurrection. As we venerate the wood of the cross during our Liturgy, we are called to give thanks.

 

Now the forgiveness of our sins are remembered in the unbloody sacrifice of the Mass. On the cross we hear the cry of Jesus to the Father, “Why have You abandoned me?”  A plea that will be answered in the most profound way on Easter. We enter and leave the church in silence as we stand in awe of all that Jesus willing gave for us. As He is laid in the tomb, the Bridegroom, as described in Scripture, is taken from our midst. The Church begins her period of waiting. May that crucifixion inspire us to act in love and obedience to the will of God in our own lives.

 

Mass is not celebrated today, but so that the faithful are not deprived of the Eucharist Holy Communion consecrated on Holy Thursday will be disturbed. We gather at 9am to pray Morning Prayer and at 7:30pm to walk the Stations of the Cross.  See Holy Week and Easter schedule

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