Celebrating Christ’s death
On Good Friday thousands of Christians flock to churches around the world to commemorate Jesus’ crucifixion and death.
St Mary’s Anglican Church in Bridgetown and the Church of God of Prophecy on Water Street, Christ Church, yesterday joined several other places of worship across the island in marking the occasion.
At St Mary’s, Reverend Von Watson, delivering the sermon, told the congregation that Good Friday speaks to the forces of evil but, more importantly, the triumph of light over darkness, truth over falsehood and right over wrong.
Watson said Jesus Christ was concerned about mankind’s freedom and people should follow him and call for a “letting go” of human beings wherever they are.
“So long as they are under evil, oppression and injustice, when they are in the bondage of poverty, suffering and alienation, we have to help forward the words of Jesus, Let These Men Go’,” he declared.
Watson charged the congregation to remember the powerful words of The Battle Hymn Of The Republic: As He died to make men holy, let us live to make men free, while God is marching on.
The congregation of the Church of God of Prophecy headed by Pastor Walter Ifill was small, but the worship team started the Good Friday service on a lively singing session backed by a band which included Tony Bailey on the guitar.
Above All, The Blood and Worthy Is The Lamb were just a few of the songs that took the worshippers back to the drama at Calvary, where Jesus was crucified. (RP/RL)