Friday, April 7th, 2023

Good Friday

7:30 A.M. in Emmanuel Chapel

12:00 P.M in the Nave

7:00 P.M. in the Nave & Livestreamed

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Welcome to St. Luke’s Cathedral

We are a community of faith with ancient worship and modern thought, catholic traditions and progressive theology. We proclaim a Biblical perspective for thinking people, a respect for reason, science, and a diversity of perspective. This empowers compassion and care for both the wider community and one another. Our commitment to welcome and inclusion is central to our mission modeled on the Kingdom of God and proclaimed by Jesus Christ. 


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Good Friday Service Participants

Service Participants

Preacher The Rev. Christopher Worthley, Assisting Clergy

Celebrant The Rev. Suzanne Roberts, M.D. Associate Priest (noon)

The Rev. Dr. Paul St. Germain, Transition Priest in Charge (7p)

Assisting The Rev. Suzanne Roberts, M.D. Associate Priest

The Rev. Anne C. Fowler, Assisting Clergy

Solemn Collects The Rev. Rebecca Grant, Deacon

Music Leader Christian M. Clough, Canon for Music & Liturgy (noon & 7p)

Cantors Christian M. Clough, Joanne deKay (noon & 7p)

Lectors Marlene Cordes (noon)

Jonathan Radtke (7p)

Head Verger Eleanor Roberts

Ushers Deb Marcoux, MJ Northrop (noon)

Bob Parshley, Martha Parshley (7p)

Live Streaming Jack Swanton, Sam Allen

Contributing Ministries Acolytes, Vergers, The Flower Guild, The Altar Guild

Music copyrights granted under #A-713087. Sources: The Hymnal 1982, Lift Every Voice and Sing II, Wonder, Love, and Praise, Voices Found, My Heart Sings Out, The Saint Helena Psalter, The Book of Common Prayer,, Enriching our Worship, The Holy Bible (NRSV)

Thank you in advance for your offering today. You can donate to St. Luke’s through our new and secure “Give and Text” feature. Please TEXT “TEXTCSL” to 73256. Our 2023 Pledge Campaign is ongoing. Pledge materials and information are available here.

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry calls for Good Friday Offering to support ministry in Jerusalem & Middle East

As The Episcopal Church’s Good Friday Offering enters its second century, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry invites bishops, congregations, and supporters—in his annual Lent letter—into “that selfless way of living” demonstrated by Jesus of Nazareth on the cross.

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Holy Week Resources

Holy Week 2023 Schedule


Easter Egg Hunt

Apr. 9th


Location: The Bishop's Garden

Rain Location: Emmanuel Chapel

Contact: Sarah Dowling

Our annual Easter egg hunt will be held between the Easter services at 10: 30 am. This fun filled time will be held in the Bishop’s Garden which is behind the gated section at the front of St. Luke’s. If it is rainy, the egg hunt will be held in the Chapel. Everyone is welcome!

Bring Bells for the Easter Vigil

Please remember to bring bells to ring at the Easter Vigil this coming Saturday, April 8th, at 7p.

Stations of the Cross in Emmanuel Chapel

Throughout Holy Week, our service bulletins will display artwork from a collection on the Stations of the Cross entitled “Through His Eyes” by artist Don. Justin Meserve (1938-2010). Each of these works are installed in Emmanuel Chapel. We invite you to walk the stations of the cross during this time of prayer and reflection.

Station Eleven: "Jesus is Nailed to the Cross"

V. They pierce my hands and my feet:

R. They stare and gloat over me.


Physical Address:

143 State Street, Portland, ME 04101

Parking Available at:

134 Park Street, Portland, ME 04101

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 4141, Portland, ME 04101

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