Piety Hill Musings

The ramblings of the 52 year old Rector of St. John's Episcopal Church of Detroit. Piety Hill refers to the old name for our neighborhood. The neighborhood has changed a great deal in the over 150 years we have been on this corner (but not our traditional biblical theology) and it is now known for the neighboring theatres, the professional baseball and football stadiums and new hockey/basketball arena.

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Location: Detroit, Michigan, United States

Friday, April 06, 2007

Good Friday

From "Holy Week Explained".......

The most sorrowful and solemn day of the year is commemorated with the most beautiful and moving liturgy the Church has to offer!

Made up of 4 distinct parts, this Service begins with the Liturgy of the Word, including the singing of St. John's Passion. This is followed by the ancient prayers for Good Friday, the Solemn Collects.

The third portion is the Veneration of the Cross, an opportunity to thank your Lord for his atoning sacrifice, as the Reproaches are Sung.

Finally, we will have the Mass of the Pre-sanctified, receiving the Holy Sacrament consecrated on Maundy Thursday and Watched in our Garden. Multiple Sermons will also be preached, and you are free to come and go as your work schedule allows