Friday, April 22, 2011

22 April – Good Friday

Here are the lists for the Good Friday liturgies in which I was a part.

Firstly: I was asked to play a hymn for an ecumenical Stations of the Cross in which St. Philip's Episcopal Church, First Presbyterian Church, Trinity United Methodist Church, and Fisher Memorial United Holy Church participated. There were eight stations, encompassing a couple of city blocks in downtown Durham. One passes by Urban Ministries of Durham, the studios of WTVD (ABC 11), and the Durham County Library as the procession went from St. Philip's to FPC.

Three hymns were sung. I played hymn 168 out of the Hymnal 1982, O Sacred Head, sore wounded (HERZLICH TUT MICH VERLANGEN) shortly before people went to the parish garden and the first station.

A second hymn, Were you there when they crucified my Lord? (WERE YOU THERE), was sung in front of the Durham County Library at the corner of Roxboro and Liberty Streets. It was sung a cappella as people walked from there to the steps of FPC, and they sang it very well.

A third hymn was sung in the sanctuary of FPC, My Song is Love Unknown (LOVE UNKNOWN) shortly before the last station.

Again, the Episcopal Center at Duke University and St. Joseph's Episcopal Church held a joint service. Numbers are out of The Hymnal 1982.

Psalm: 22 (recited)
Hymn after the Sermon: 172, Were you there when they crucified my Lord? (WERE YOU THERE)
Hymn after the Veneration of the Cross: 166, Sing, my tongue, the glorious battle (PANGE LINGUA)
Communion: Jesus, Remember Me (Taizé)

It continues tomorrow with the Easter Vigil. I will have just the one list to post for ECDU and St. Joseph's.

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