“What Is Good Friday?”

As Christians, we sometimes live through the solemnity and pageantry of Holy Week without really thinking about it. Where do our traditions come from? What, exactly, are we commemorating about Jesus’ last week and death, leading to the resurrection morning of Easter Sunday.

In our “What is Lent” video series, join clergy from the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey for simple, straightforward discussion of the days of Lent. Find answers to questions like “What does ‘Maundy’ mean?”; “Where is God, and what is God Doing on Holy Saturday?”;  and “Why is Good Friday ‘good’?”

Now with subtitles in Spanish, Igbo, and Haitian Creole.

Video topics include:

  1. What is Shrove Tuesday?
  2. What is Ash Wednesday?
  3. What is Ashes to Go?
  4. What is Lent?
  5. What is Palm Sunday?
  6. What is Maundy Thursday?
  7. What is Good Friday?
  8. What is the Easter Vigil?
  9. What is Holy Saturday?

Watch any individual episode, or watch the whole series.

Holy Week at Trinity Cathedral

Every day during Holy Week, we’ll carry worship services live from Trinity Cathedral here on our Web site.
Palm Sunday, 10:00 a.m.
Monday in Holy Week, 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday in Holy Week, 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday in Holy Week, Tenebrae Service at 7:30 p.m.
Maundy Thursday, noon and 7:30 p.m. Vigil follows through 11:00 pm, resumes at 6:00 am Friday. Video from the Cathedral will be live all night.
Good Friday, noon
Holy Saturday, Easter Vigil at 7:00 p.m.
Easter Day, Mass of the Resurrection at 10:00 a.m.

What is Good Friday?

What is the Easter Vigil?

What is Holy Saturday?