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Biblical Confessional Worship Good Friday

These worship resources from Scripture and the confessions are selected for use on Good Friday. See also the resources for Passion / Palm Sunday.

Free Sample Session for Holy Week

This sample is Session 4: God’s Friday (for Holy Week) from the Being Reformed: Faith Seeking Understanding study Seven Days to Glory by Blair R. Monie. The last week of… Read more »

Good Friday Service of the Three Nails

This service juxtaposes the readings of Christ’s crucifixion with contemporary news accounts to show how the suffering of Good Friday continues, calling us to repent and have compassion.  See related… Read more »

Prayers for Good Friday

These prayers might be used in a variety of settings: Opening Prayers (at the beginning of worship) or concluding collects (after the Prayers of the People); for church websites or… Read more »

Notes for Explaining the Triduum / Three Days

A guide explaining the significance of the Triduum or Three Holy Days. See related pages: The Three Days, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil, Presbyterian Worship

Maundy Thursday Tenebrae Service

A service for churches that celebrate Maundy Thursday and Good Friday; also includes instructions on preparing a Tenebrae service. See related pages: Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Presbyterian Worship

Resources for Good Friday

Download a collection of ideas and liturgical texts for Good Friday from the Office of Theology and Worship. See related pages: Good Friday, Presbyterian Worship

Good Friday News

This poem by David Gambrell puts the words of Psalm 22 in dialogue with excerpts from The New York Times on Good Friday, March 21, 2008. See related pages: Good… Read more »

“Eli, Eli (Psalm 22)” hymn

A musical response for Psalm 22 that helps to bring out the lament quality of this prayer for Good Friday. See related pages: Good Friday, Presbyterian Worship

Youth Tenebrae Reading

Using Scripture from the Gospel of John, this dramatic reading for a Tenebrae Service was written by Doodle Harris for the youth of Highland Presbyterian Church, Louisville, Kentucky. See related… Read more »