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Holy Week: Good Friday

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Dear [First Name]

The church has been stripped of all its finery and looks rather stark and bare this morning; the beauty and tenderness of last night's Maundy Thursday communion having given way to the brutality of Jesus's arrest and incarceration later int he evening.

There are three very different opportunities to engage with the story of the crucifixion today.

Firstly at 9.30 am the Veneration of the Cross. This is a simple peaceful service which is described here: http://thurible.net/2011/04/21/triduum-2-veneration-of-the-cross/

Between 12 and 3 pm there will be three hour devotions. People are welcome to come and go at this service though many make the commitment to remain in church for the three hours that Jesus hung on the cross. This year the preaching of the passion will focus on paintings of the crucifixion that can be found in Glasgow museums.

This evening there will be a recital of Bach's St John Passion given by Caledonian Voices who have given a number of stunning concerts in the cathedral over the last couple of years. This is a ticketed event - tickets being £10 at the door.

All in all it promises to be a very moving day.

All good wishes


The Very Rev Kelvin Holdsworth
Provost, St Mary's Cathedral, Glasgow



The Cathedral Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, Glasgow (St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral)
is a charity registered with OSCR, number SC006225.


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