April 15th 2022 (Good Friday) (Pastor Michael Foley, Star of Bethlehem, Santa Maria (streaming))
Seven Words from the Cross
“Father, forgive them…” Luke 23:33-34
“Today you will be with me in paradise.” Luke 23:39-43
“Woman, here is your son! … Here is your mother!” John 19:25-27
“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Matthew 27:45-46
“I thirst.” John 19:28-29
“It is finished!” John 19:30
“Father, into your hands, I commit my spirit!” Luke 23:44-46
Video link of service, click here or below. Jump to 4:38 for start of service.
The crown of thorns candelabra is a beautiful work of ecclesiastical art and a vivid reminder of our Savior’s passion. Each candle represents one of the “Words” spoken by Jesus from the cross. The candles are extinguished one by one as the seven words are read. The last candle is not extinguished, but carried into the sacristy — symbolizing his burial. That candle is then restored to its place — symbolizing the glorious hope of the resurrection.