This Good Friday Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion begins with silence and our own personal prayers. On this most solemn of days, each of us speaks our heart to God in those moments of silence. We bring our own selves, our own lives here and we place our selves and our lives at the foot of the Cross of Jesus. In the prayer that collects all our personal prayers together, we spoke to God the Father, telling God that we believe that God has abolished death; death which is every human being’s inheritance from our first parents. God accomplishes this by the suffering and death of Jesus, God’s Son.
Death is the ultimate result of sin. In the history of God’s people, the Israelites, the High Priest needed to offer sacrifices so that sins would be forgiven. Those sacrifices had to be repeated over and over and over because they did not have the power to end the reign of sin which was rooted in people’s lives.
The early Christians understood that Jesus was the great high priest...Read More