Since at least the 17th century, it has been a tradition within the church to meditate upon the last 7 words of Christ from the cross. In keeping with this tradition, we will be doing 7 readings during this Good Friday service – each one a saying of Our Lord, uttered from the cross. After each reading, Terence or Jasmine will offer a brief reflection. You may wish to pause the video after each reflection to briefly contemplate what you've heard.
The first of these two videos is a traditional service of Evening Prayer from the Book of Common Prayer with Maundy Thursday readings. If you have a copy of the BCP at home, we recommend that you get it and follow along with the service, saying all the responses that are appropriate. If you don't have a copy of the BCP, you can still reverently participate, joining in whatever prayers you know from memory. Of course, you may take part in this service at any time. However, we recommend that you watch it at around 7:00 on Thursday evening.
After you participate in the Evening Prayer service, we highly recommend watching this sermon by Jasmine. The sermon is focused on John 13 - the story of Jesus washing the disciples' feet.