Tag Archives: Good Friday

Prayer for Iskandariya

God, we lift up the cross in Iskandariya, the pietas of families with their grief, those who feel fear wondering what good friday will come — to a soccer game, an air flight, a ride on the subway. We do … Continue reading

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Two guest posts from Aotearoa/ New Zealand for “Good” Friday

Two very different writers, connected by their home country are writing about the Friday on which we recall the resurrection. Beverley Osborn, of Stewart Island writes “Easter Friday” Today it’s Easter Friday. There are those who call it Black Friday, … Continue reading

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Lenten scripture for reflection — Good Friday

(Galatians 3: 27; Romans 13:4) In imagination I’ve seen Calvary, from various perspectives — the foot of the cross with the faithful women, and the disciple responsible for eldercare, or further – a crowd, listening to forsakenness, cheering vinegar, or … Continue reading

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Good Friday Poem from South Africa

Isobel DeGruchy of South Africa has written a villanelle for Good Friday. I’m sharing it early for those who might want to include in in church worship or devotions. I Watch as Soldiers Hang my Friend up High I watch … Continue reading

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Beatitudes from Famous Last Words

Beatitudes for very particular people “I thirst.” Blessed are active and recovering alcoholics — and all who come out of surgery and are longing for that swab, those ice chips, for they will find living water. “Truly, I tell you, … Continue reading

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The Seven Last Words from the Cross — from South Africa

The Seven Last Words from the Cross Isobel de Gruchy I “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” They took Jesus to Golgotha and there they crucified him, the Jews derided, the Romans, with callous … Continue reading

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Good Friday words — New Zealand, India and South Africa

Reflections for Good Friday (again early for those who may want to use them in planning worship) include a hymn by New Zealand lyricist Gordon Piesse, a poem by Eyingbeni Hümtsoe of India, and a poetic reflection by Isobel de … Continue reading

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