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  1. 1. Good Friday <ul><li>The origin of Good Friday </li></ul><ul><li>Liturgy on Good Friday </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reading </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Veneration of the cross </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reception of the Communion </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Way of the Cross </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul>
  2. 2. Easter Triduum <ul><li>Holy week is at the heart of the Christian experience . </li></ul><ul><li>We discover once more who we are and who we belong to. </li></ul><ul><li>We learn the meaning of life in professing our baptism faith once again. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Easter Triduum <ul><li>The keynote for this week is to celebrate the salvation of the human race through the victory of Jesus Christ. </li></ul><ul><li>Easter Triduum : the last three days of Holy Week: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Holy Thursday, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Good Friday, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Easter Triduum <ul><li>In the first century the Church celebrated the Passover mystery in one day. </li></ul><ul><li>Gradually the C hurch separate d it into three days : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>table service on Holy Thursday </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the wood of the cross on Good Friday </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the vigil at the tomb on Holy Saturday, plus Easter Sunday </li></ul></ul><ul><li>It did not separate the whole mystery but focus ed on each in turn . </li></ul>
  5. 5. Good Friday -- Easter Triduum <ul><li>Celebrating the Lord’s Passover under the image of his life-giving on the cross. </li></ul><ul><li>No Mass celebrated today. </li></ul><ul><li>Fasting today. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Good Friday <ul><li>Completely bare altar. </li></ul><ul><li>Not a funeral for Jesus, but Christ triumphant through his death. </li></ul><ul><li>It is a glorious passion </li></ul>
  7. 7. Liturgy <ul><li>Follows the pattern of the Jewish liturgy </li></ul><ul><li>of the synagogue. </li></ul><ul><li>The liturgy is in the ancient form: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>listening to the Word, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>veneration of the cross, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and reception of Communion reserved from Holy Thursday. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Suggested time for celebrating the liturgy is about 3 p.m. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Reading <ul><li>Isaiah 52:13-53:12 </li></ul><ul><li>Psalm 31 </li></ul><ul><li>Hebrews 4:14 – 16; 5:7 – 9 </li></ul><ul><li>John 18:1 - 19:42 </li></ul>
  9. 9. First Reading -- Isaiah 52:13-53:12 <ul><li>The fourth song of “Servant of God”. </li></ul><ul><li>The text vividly portrayed the Servant’s suffering and ignominy. </li></ul><ul><li>Christ was innocent; his death was vicarious and redemptive and avails for all the human race. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Responsorial Psalm -- Psalm 31 <ul><li>Response to the proclamation of Isaiah’s Christ. </li></ul><ul><li>Expresses psalmist’s confidence in God. </li></ul><ul><li>A thanksgiving song: “to trust in the Lord is the source of courage.” </li></ul>
  11. 11. Second Reading -- Hebrews 4:14 – 16; 5:7 – 9 <ul><li>Jesus as High Priest. </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus’ divinity and humanity. </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus experienced human suffering. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Gospel -- John 18:1 - 19:42 <ul><li>Narrative of Jesus’ passion is short and less anecdotal compared with Synoptics. </li></ul><ul><li>significant theology: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jesus’ obedience to the Father’s will. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>He is the master of his own fate. </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Liturgy -- Intercessions <ul><li>Part of the Roman Mass liturgy from ancient times. </li></ul><ul><li>Different form in the East to West. </li></ul><ul><li>There are ten intentions. </li></ul><ul><li>theological meaning: the faithful are transformed after listening the Word of God. </li></ul><ul><li>It also shows the Church’s care for the individual needs of her members </li></ul>
  14. 14. Veneration of the cross <ul><li>Egeria, Spanish Lady, the fourth century traveller, brought this practice to Spain. </li></ul><ul><li>Roman ritual of veneration is similar to what Egeria saw, but it came directly from Jerusalem. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Veneration of the cross <ul><li>Only one cross should be used except for some pastoral reasons. </li></ul><ul><li>The wooden cross should not carry a corpus of the dead Christ. </li></ul><ul><li>The acclamation should clearly focus on the “wood” of the cross. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Receiving the Communion <ul><li>The reception of Communion on Good Friday was not practised at Rome until seventh century. </li></ul><ul><li>The whole Church fasted as the disciples did and with the whole of creation’s hunger for the salvation. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Receiving the Communion <ul><li>In the Roman liturgy around the ninth century people received Communion. </li></ul><ul><li>Two species received in Communion: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>consecrated bread and consecrated wine </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Receiving Communion <ul><li>The celebrant alone received Communion at Mass until the reform of the liturgy in 1955. </li></ul><ul><li>Some say the reception of Communion distracts from the theme of Good Friday which is centred on the wood of the cross. </li></ul>
  19. 19. The Way of Cross <ul><li>There are fourteen stations. </li></ul><ul><li>Invented after the tenth century. </li></ul><ul><li>It commemorates Jesus’ passion in Jerusalem. </li></ul><ul><li>Mainly based on the gospel accounts and on local traditions in Jerusalem. </li></ul>
  20. 20. The Way of Cross <ul><li>Today’s Way of Cross evolved slowly out veneration of the holy places in Jerusalem. </li></ul><ul><li>From eleventh century great saints and mystics promoted veneration of the suffering and death of Jesus. </li></ul>
  21. 21. The Way of Cross <ul><li>In 1991 a new Way of the Cross was introduced based totally on the gospel accounts of the Passion of Jesus. </li></ul><ul><li>It begins with Last Supper and ends with the resurrection of Jesus. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Conclusion <ul><li>Good Friday is a special day for celebrating God’s salvation when Jesus died on the cross. </li></ul><ul><li>It is focussed on the “wood” of the cross. </li></ul>