St Bart's Good Friday Service

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The Reverend Canon David Clunie

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Celebrant:    All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way,

People:        And the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.  

Celebrant:   Christ the Lord became obedient unto death,

People:        Even death on a cross.

Let us pray.

Almighty God, look graciously, we pray, on this your family, for whom our Lord Jesus Christ was willing to be betrayed and given into the hands of sinners, and to suffer death upon the cross; who now lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

Hymn: 199    Who Would Ever Have Believed It

Reading:   Isaiah 52.13—53.12   read by Chris Burn

See, my servant shall prosper; he shall be exalted and lifted up, and shall be very high. Just as there were many who were astonished at him - so marred was his appearance, beyond human semblance, and his form beyond that of mortals - so he shall startle many nations; kings shall shut their mouths because of him; for that which had not been told them they shall see, and that which they had not heard they shall contemplate. Who has believed what we have heard?  And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?

For he grew up before him like a young plant, and like a root out of dry ground; he had no form or majesty that we should look at him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him. He was despised and rejected by others; a man of suffering and acquainted with infirmity; and as one from whom others hide their faces he was despised, and we held him of no account.

Surely, he has borne our infirmities and carried our diseases; yet we accounted him stricken, struck down by God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the punishment that made us whole, and by his bruises we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have all turned to our own way, and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.

He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth. By a perversion of justice he was taken away. Who could have imagined his future? For he was cut off from the land of the living, stricken for the transgression of my people. They made his grave with the wicked    and his tomb with the rich, although he had done no violence, and there was no deceit in his mouth.

Yet it was the will of the Lord to crush him with pain. When you make his life an offering for sin, he shall see his offspring, and shall prolong his days; through him the will of the Lord shall prosper. Out of his anguish he shall see light; he shall find satisfaction through his knowledge. The righteous one, my servant, shall make many righteous, and he shall bear their iniquities. Therefore I will allot him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he poured out himself to death and was numbered with the transgressors; yet he bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

Psalm 22

Refrain:   My God, My God, why have you forsaken me, forsaken me, forsaken me, forsaken me?

My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? And are so far from my cry and from the words of my distress? O my God, I cry in the daytime, but you do not answer; by night as well, but I find no rest. Yet you are the Holy One, enthroned upon the praises of Israel. Our forefathers put their trust in you; they trusted, and you delivered them. They cried out to you and were delivered; they trusted in you and were not put to shame.    Refrain

But as for me, I am a worm and no man, scorned by all and despised by the people. All who see me laugh me to scorn; they curl their lips and wag their heads, saying, “He trusted in the Lord; let him deliver him; let him rescue him, if he delights in him.” Yet you are he who took me out of the womb,
and kept me safe upon my mother’s breast. I have been entrusted to you ever since I was born; You were my God when I was still in my mother’s womb.  Refrain

Be not far from me, for trouble is near, and there is none to help. Packs of dogs close me in, and gangs of evildoers circle around me; They pierce my hands and my feet; I can count all my bones. They stare and gloat over me; They divide my garments among them, they cast lots for my clothing. Be not far a-way, O Lord; You are my strength; has-ten to help me.  Refrain

The Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ according to John

The Reverend Canon Laurette Glasgow and the Venerable Pamela Yarrow

Anthem   God So Loved the World     Bob Chilcott God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son, that whoso believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

The Solemn Intercession

All standing, the deacon or other person appointed says to the people,

Dear people of God, our heavenly Father sent his Son into the world, not to condemn the world, but that the world through him might be saved, that all who believe in him might be delivered from the power of sin and death and become heirs with him of eternal life.

Let us pray for the one holy catholic and apostolic Church of Christ throughout the world: for its unity in witness and service, for all bishops and other ministers and the people whom they serve, for Shane our bishop, and all the people of this diocese, for all Christians in this community, for those about to be baptized, that the Lord will confirm his Church in faith, increase it in love, and preserve it in peace.


Almighty and everlasting God, by your Spirit the whole body of your faithful people is governed and sanctified. Receive our supplications and prayers which we offer before you for all members of your holy Church, that in our vocation and ministry we may truly and devoutly serve you; through Jesus Christ our Saviour.  Amen.
Let us pray for all nations and peoples of the earth, and for those in authority among them: for Elizabeth our Queen and all the Royal Family, for Justin the Prime Minister and for the government of this country, for Doug the premier of this province and the members of the legislature, for Jim the mayor of this municipality and those who serve with himon the city council,  for all who serve the common good, our health care workers, our front line workers, that by God’s help they may seek justice and truth, and live in peace and concord.


Almighty God, kindle, we pray, in every heart the true love of peace, and guide with your wisdom those who take counsel for the nations of the earth, that justice and peace may increase, until the earth is filled with the knowledge of your love; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Let us pray for all who suffer and are afflicted in body or in mind: for the hungry and homeless, the destitute and the oppressed, and all who suffer persecution or prejudice, for the sick, the wounded, and the handicapped, for those in loneliness, fear, and anguish, for those who face temptation, doubt, and despair, for the sorrowful and bereaved, especially in these Covid times, for prisoners and captives and those in mortal danger, remembering our two Michaels,  that God in his mercy will comfort and relieve them, and grant them the knowledge of his love, and stir up in us the will and patience to minister to their needs.


Gracious God, the comfort of all who sorrow, the strength of all who suffer, hear the cry of those in misery and need. In their afflictions show them your mercy, and give us, we pray, the strength to serve them, for the sake of him who suffered for us, your Son Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Let us pray for all who have not received the gospel of Christ: for all who have not heard the words of salvation, for all who have lost their faith, for all whose sin has made them indifferent to Christ, for all who actively oppose Christ by word or deed, for all who are enemies of the cross of Christ, and persecutors of his disciples, for all who in the name of Christ have persecuted others, that God will open their hearts to the truth, and lead them to faith and obedience.


Merciful God, creator of the peoples of the earth and lover of souls, have compassion on all who do not know you as you are revealed in your Son Jesus Christ. Let your gospel be preached with grace and power to those who have not heard it, turn the hearts of those who resist it, and bring home to your fold those who have gone astray; that there may be one flock under one shepherd, Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Let us commit ourselves to God, and pray for the grace of a holy life, that with all who have departed this life and have died in the peace of Christ, and those whose faith is known to God alone, we may be accounted worthy to enter into the fullness of the joy of our Lord and receive the crown of life in the day of resurrection.


O God, of unchangeable power and eternal light, look favourably on your whole Church, that wonderful and sacred mystery. By the effectual working of your providence, carry out in tranquillity the plan of salvation. Let the whole world see and know that things which were cast down are being raised up, and things which had grown old are being made new, and that all things are being brought to their perfection by him through whom all things were made, your Son Jesus Christ our Lord; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

Anthem 1

Is it nothing to you, all you who pass by? Look and see if there is any sorrow like my sorrow which was brought upon me, which the Lord inflicted on the day of his fierce anger. O my people, O my Church, what have I done to you, or in what have I offended you? Testify against me. I led you forth from the land of Egypt, and delivered you by the waters of baptism, but you have prepared a cross for your Saviour.

Holy God, holy and mighty, holy and immortal one, have mercy upon us.

I led you through the desert forty years and fed you with manna. I brought you through tribulation and penitence, and gave you my body, the bread of heaven, but you have prepared a cross for your Saviour. What more could I have done for you that I have not done? I planted you, my chosen and fairest vineyard, I made you the branches of my vine; but when I was thirsty, you gave me vinegar to drink, and pierced with a spear the side of your Saviour.

Holy God, holy and mighty, holy and immortal one, have mercy upon us.

I went before you in a pillar of cloud, and you have led me to the judgement hall of Pilate. I scourged your enemies and brought you to a land of freedom, but you have scourged, mocked, and beaten me. I gave you the water of salvation from the rock, but you have given me gall and left me to thirst. I gave you a royal sceptre, and bestowed the keys to the kingdom, but you have given me a crown of thorns. I raised you on high with great power, but you have hanged me on the cross.

Holy God, holy and mighty, holy and immortal one, have mercy upon us.

My peace I gave, which the world cannot give, and washed your feet as a sign of my love, but you draw the sword to strike in my name and seek high places in my kingdom. I offered you my body and blood, but you scatter and deny and abandon me.

Holy God, holy and mighty, holy and immortal one, have mercy upon us.

I grafted you into the tree of my chosen Israel, and you turned on them with persecution and mass murder. I made you joint heirs with them of my covenants, but you made them scapegoats for your own guilt. I came to you, as the least of your brothers and sisters; I was hungry, and you gave me no food, I was thirsty, and you gave me no drink, I was a stranger, and you did not welcome me, naked, and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison, and you did not visit me.

Holy God, holy and mighty, holy and immortal one, have mercy upon us.

Lord’s Prayer     Nicole Jerome


Send down your abundant blessing, Lord, upon your people who have devoutly recalled the death of your Son in the sure and certain hope of the resurrection. Grant them pardon; bring them comfort. May their faith grow stronger and their eternal salvation be assured. We ask this through Christ our Lord.   Amen.

Hymn: 192   Were You There



In appreciation for this week’s online service:
The Reverend Canon David Clunie
Music: Timothy Piper 
The Choir of St. Bartholomew
Readers: Chris Burn, The Reverend Canon Laurette Glasgow, The Venerable Pamela Yarrow, Nicole Jerome
Altar Guild: Pamela Mallon
Web Service and Art Curator: Ruth Honeyman
Video and Art Editor: David Clunie
Webmaster: Kevin McQuinn
Additional Photography: David Clunie and Pamela Mallon

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  1. Eric Gill, (1882-194) Stations of the Cross, wood engravings from The Way of the Cross, Publication,1917. 
  2. Unknown, Isaiah
  3. Unknown, Woodcut, 14th c.  Museum of Chartres Cathedral, France
  4. Massacio, (1401 – 1428) Fresco, Holy Trinity with the Virgin, Saint John the Evangelist, and Donors, c. 1427. Fresco, Santa Maria Novella, Florence
  5. Georges Roualt, (1871-1959) Head of Christ from Miserere series, original lithograph, 1928.
  6. Majestat Batilo, Wood Carving, mid-12c.  Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, Barcelona
  7. Georges Roualt (1871-1958) Head of Christ from Miserere series, original lithograph 1928.
  8. Fra Angelico, (1400-1455) Crucifixion with Saints, 1441-42.  Basilica di San Marco, Florence, Italy
  9. Fra Angelico (1400-1455)  Head of Jesus (detail), from Crucifixion with Saints 1441-42. Basilica di San Marco, Florence, Italy
  10. Cimabue, (1240-1302) Crucifix, 1267-71. Basilica of San Domenico, Arezzo 
  11. Rogier Van der Leyden, (1400-1464), Seven Sacraments Altarpiece (detail), 1445-1450. Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp
  12. Unknown, Crucifixion stone carving, Old St Margaret’s Church, Edinburgh
  13. Rogier van der Weyden, (1400-1464), Entombment of Christ, 1450 Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence
  14. Wilhelmina Geddes (1887-1955) Crucifixion scene, 1918. St Anne’s Church, Dublin
  15. Linda Hill, Holy Island of Lindisfarn, photograph  
  16. Edvard Munch, (1864-1944), Golgotha, 1900. Munch Museum, Oslo, Norway
  17. Paul Gauguin, (1848-1923) The Yellow Christ, 1889.  Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, N.Y.
  18. Wilhelmina Geddes, (1887-1955) Ottawa Window, detail, central panel,1919. St Bartholomew's, Ottawa, ON 
  19. Wilhelmina Geddes (1887-1955) Ottawa Window detail, lower right panel of mourners, 1919. St Bartholomew's, Ottawa, ON


** Previous Sunday Services: March 22, March 29, Palm Sunday, Easter Sunday, April 19, April 26, May 3, May 10, May 17, May 24, May 31,
June 7, June 14, June 21, June 28, July 5, July 12, July 19, July 26, August 2, August 9, August 16, August 23, August 30, September 6, September 13, September 20, September 27, October 4, October 11 October 18. October 25, November 1, November 8, November 15, November 22, November 29, Dcember 6, December 13, December 24, - 2021 - January 3, January 10, January 17, January 24, January 31, February 7, Ash Wednesday, February 14, February 21, Fberuary 28, March 7, March 14 , March 21**

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