Our Good Friday service was centered around “The Last Seven Words / Statements of Jesus.”
The Christ candle was brought in during the singing of “Of the Father’s Love Begotten.”
Seven additional candles were lit during the scripture reading of the guards coming to arrest Jesus.
Then one by one, they were extinguished symbolizing each one of Jesus’ last words or sayings, expressed through readings and song.
At the end, the Christ candle was extinguished as well and carried out of the sanctuary.
Painting of Christ by J. Kirk Richards