This service is comprised of seven movements, each of which focuses on one of Jesus’ seven last words and consists of a gospel reading, a meditation, and a congregational response. It combines elements traditional to the Stations of the Cross, Tre Ore, and Tenebrae services, as well as a few subtle dramatic devices of the Passion Play.
Jenn Cavanaugh earned an M.A. in theology and the arts from Fuller Theological Seminary. She is a deacon, liturgist, and charter member of Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church in Seattle, Washington. She blogs about resources for the creative life of the local church at HomespunResources.wordpress.com. This service incorporates material suggested by worship coordinator Cristie Kearny.