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These readings are from the Anglican Church of Canada’s adaptation of the Revised Common Lectionary. On Sundays and feast days there is a link to the full readings.

Good Friday: The Celebration of the Lord’s Passion (Red or Black)

Friday, April 19th, 2019

Note: While the BAS permits the celebration of the Eucharist today, it is suggested by this Ordo that, in keeping with ancient tradition, the sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving not be offered. Holy Communion from Gifts consecrated last night can be a simple and moving way for people to be joined to Christ in his Passion on this day.

Morning Prayer: Ps 95 (Invitatory), 22; (Wis 1:16—2:1, 12–22 or Gen 22:1–14); 1 Pet 1:10–20; Jn 13:36–38 (morning only);Coll 308

Holy Eucharist: Propers 308; Is 52:13—53:12; Ps 22; Heb 10:16–25 or 4:14–16, 5:7–9; Jn 18:1—19:42 (omit Gospel responses); Meditation on the Cross of Jesus 313; Holy Communion 317; no dismissal

Evening Prayer: Ps 40:1–14 (15–19), 54; (Lam 3:1–9, 19–33); Jn 19:38–42 (evening only); Coll 308

Note: The calendar of the BAS appoints Good Friday and all Fridays of the year (with the exception of Fridays in the Christmas and Easter Seasons and any feasts of our Lord which occur on a Friday) as Days of Special Devotion in commemoration of the Lord’s crucifixion.
These are to be observed by special acts of discipline and self–denial.

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