Good Friday: Community “Three Hours” Service

Event details

  • Friday | April 19, 2019
  • 12:00 pm
  • St. Paul's Nave

Spanning the three hours Jesus hanged on the cross, this community service includes psalms, hymns, prayers, time for silence, and diverse sacred choral works by Lotti, Mozart, Oldroyd, Pinkham, Liszt, and others.

Seven area clergy persons will preach meditations on the traditional last words of Jesus on the cross. Come for any portion of this service or for the whole three hours.

Sermons on the Seven Last Words of Christ offered by
Rev. Dr. Shawnthea Monroe, Plymouth Church UCC
Rev. Lindsay Harren-Lewis, Fairmount Presbyterian Church
Rev. Andy Call, Church of the Saviour, United Methodist
Rev. Dr. Veronica Goines, Forest Hill Presbyterian Church
Rev. Dr. Sandra Alexander-Haynes,
First Baptist Church of Greater Cleveland
Rev. Dale Grandfield, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Rev. Roger McKinney, Disciples Christian Church

Music — Anthems by Antonio Lotti, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, George Oldroyd, Daniel Pinkham, Franz Liszt, and others — spanning over four hundred years of sacred music — conceived specifically for Lent and Holy Week.

Karel Paukert, organist & choirmaster

Rev. Dr. John Lentz, Forest Hill Presbyterian
Rev. Jessie Dodson, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Rev. Shelley Nelson-Bridger,
United Protestant Campus Ministries
Rev. Jeanne Leinbach, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

This is the second and most somber of the Great Three Days. Join us for any or all of St. Paul’s Holy Week Services. Click here for the full schedule.