GOOD FRIDAY communion

If you are by yourself, start the “Our Father” immediately, in whichever translation is most familiar to you. If more than one person is present, then one of you may introduce the prayer with a phrase like the following:

Let us pray for the coming of the kingdom as Jesus taught us:

Our Father who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name,
they kingdom come,
thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread
and forgive us our trespasses,
even as we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.

You may then say, with arms outstretched:

Deliver us Lord from every evil, and grant us peace in our day.
In your mercy keep us free from sin and protect us in time of trial,
as we wait in joyful hope for the coming of our Saviour, Jesus Christ.

then alone or together:

For the kingdom the power and the glory are yours,
now and forever.

Now, raising the consecrated bread slightly, say:

Behold the Lamb of God,
who takes away the sin of the world.
Blessed are those called to the banquet of the Lamb.

Now you, and each of the celebrants present, say:

Lord, I am not worthy to receive you, but only say the word and I shall be healed.


May the body of Christ bring me to everlasting life.

now you consume the host.

After a period of silent thanksgiving, you may pray:

Almighty and ever-living God,
you have restored us to life
through the blessed death and resurrection of your Christ.
Preserve within us the work of your mercy,
that, being united with his paschal mystery,
we may never cease to offer you faithful service.
We ask this in the name of Jesus, the Lord.

Then, when you are ready to conclude this office, pray:

send down abundant blessing upon your people,
who have recalled your Son’s death
in the sure hope of rising again.
Grant them pardon and renew their strength;
deepen their faith
and confirm in them your work of eternal redemption.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Conclude in silence.