The Friday before Easter Day, on which the church commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus. It is a day of fasting and special acts of discipline and self-denial. In the early church candidates for baptism, joined by others, fasted for a day or two before the Paschal feast. In the west the first of those days eventually acquired the character of historical reenactment of the passion and death of Christ. The liturgy of the day includes John’s account of the Passion gospel, a solemn form of intercession known as the solemn collects (dating from ancient Rome), and optional devotions before the cross (commonly known as the veneration of the cross).
Good Friday (March 30) Worship Schedule
- 12 p.m. in the Nave: Good Friday Liturgy with Communion from Reserved Sacrament
- 1 p.m. on the Plaza: Stations of the Cross
- 4 p.m. on the Plaza (Tisdale Hall if it’s raining): Family Sensory Stations of the Cross
- 7 p.m. in the Nave: Good Friday Liturgy with Communion from Reserved Sacrament
Located in the City of Decatur, Georgia, Holy Trinity Parish is part of the Episcopal Church, guided by its mission statement to Open hearts to God and open doors to community. ✟
Holy Trinity Parish is part of 109 worshiping communities across middle and north Georgia, and part of a worldwide expression of Christianity known as the Anglican Communion. One of our hallmarks is that we find our unity in our common prayer and worship, not in our common thought or belief. When we gather to pray, we join in ancient practices designed to shape our lives to be more like Christ’s. We hear God’s word, pray for the world, confess our sins, receive forgiveness, be at peace with one another, and celebrate our unity with God and one another in Holy Communion.
If you are interested in visiting Holy Trinity or would like hear from a member of HTP’s clergy, contact us today.
515 East Ponce De Leon Avenue, Decatur, GA 30030.
The Rev. Greg Tallant, Rector • The Rev. Jenna Strizak, Associate Rector