This page contains the resources that are provided to help mark Good Friday 2021.
Some people will use them at a time to suit themselves. Others will wish to use them to mark the time between 12 noon and 3 pm when we remember Jesus on the cross.
The Reading of the Passion
The reading of the Passion according to John is something that we use on Good Friday. This is available at this link: http://bible.oremus.org/?ql=282326310
This is a text which needs to be read carefully and thoughtfully. The term ‘the Jews’ in John’s Gospel applies to particular individuals and not to the whole Jewish people. Insofar as we ourselves turn against Christ, we are responsible for his death. The words which are translated as “the Jews” could also be translated as “the Judeans”.
Members of the congregation are invited to read the text for themselves at some point on Good Friday.
Sermons and Music
It is usually our custom to mark the time between 12 noon and 3 pm on Good Friday with a series of sermons and thoughtful music from the cathedral musicians. This year the sermons and the music are all available here on this page.
In the year that is past, the development of Online Worship has meant that the visual resources of the cathedral have been particularly important, perhaps especially important during times of lockdown, when no access to the building has been possible.
In this series of meditations, the cathedral clergy reflect on the experience of six images of people featured in either the murals or the stained glass, who were present during Christ’s passion. The eyes of these images have looked down on a silent cathedral in Glasgow for much of the last year. The eyes of these same people saw the events of the first Good Friday. These meditations take us into their experience.
Mary, Mother of the Lord
Jospeh of Arimathea
Other Music for Good Friday