In the Christian faith, Friday is Good Friday — when Jesus was put to death on a cross between two thieves. The origins of the phrase "Good Friday" are unclear. Some say it is from "God's Friday" (Gottes Freitag); others maintain that it is from the German Gute Freitag, and not especially English. At times the day was called Long Friday by the Anglo-Saxons; so today in Denmark, according to NewAdvent.org. To mark Good Friday, Trinity Episcopal Church is offering a Service of Lessons, Prayers and Anthems noon-3 p.m. Friday in its sanctuary. Each of the six meditation lasts 30 minutes. You may come for one, or as many as you like. Worshipers are asked to enter the sanctuary on the half-hour.
The clergy offering meditations are: • The Rev. Chuck Hasty, pastor, First Presbyterian Church — noon • The Rev. J.H. Flakes, pastor, Fourth Street Baptist Church — 12:30 p.m. • The Rev. Hal Brady III, pastor, St. Luke United Methodist Church — 1 p.m. • The Rev. Dick Game, curate, Trinity Episcopal Church — 1:30 p.m. • The Rev. Jimmy Elder, pastor, First Baptist Church — 2 p.m. • The Rev. Rich Martindale, rector, Trinity Episcopal Church — 2:30 p.m. There will also be readings, music and prayers. The church is located at 1130 First Ave.