We recently received a question from a reader looking for “Good Friday liturgies that would work well for home worship,” given the global COVID–19 pandemic. Greg Goebel pointed out that the 2019 BCP’s Good Friday service could easily be adapted for use at home.
If you’re looking for liturgical materials for Holy Week and Easter, you should know that you can access the text of the entire 2019 Book of Common Prayer online. I’ve also posted a bookmarked, easy-to-navigate PDF of the 2019 BCP here.
However, just in case it would be slightly more convenient to have the Holy Week liturgies in discrete PDFs, here you go!
- Palm Sunday
- Maundy Thursday
- Good Friday
- Holy Saturday
- The Great Vigil of Easter
- Collects for Holy Week and Easter
- Lectionary Readings for Holy Week and Easter
If you’re adapting any of these liturgies for home use, please follow your bishop’s guidance (to the extent that that’s applicable).
Also, keep in mind the “ABCs” when it comes to holy orders: only priests and bishops are authorized to (1) give absolution after a confession of sin, (2) give a liturgical benediction, and (3) consecrate the bread and wine at Holy Communion. But there’s no reason why deacons and laypeople can’t lead the other portions (so, the vast majority) of these liturgies.
If you’d like to learn more about Holy Week, take a look at our Rookie Anglican Guide.
Also, if you’re looking for other Anglican liturgies, you can access the 1979 BCP online here (bcponline.org), and BCPs from around the world and throughout history here (justus.anglican.org).
As Managing Editor, Josh is in charge of the day-to-day operations at Anglican Pastor. He is a priest in the Anglican Church in North America, serving at Church of the Savior in Wheaton, IL (Diocese of C4SO). Josh is also a Ph.D. student in theology at Wheaton College. You can follow Josh on micro.blog, or learn more at joshuapsteele.com.