Churches usually feel they need to make a choice between worship on Maundy Thursday or on Good Friday. The most comprehensive reenactment, of course, should involve both. On Good Friday, we reconstruct the events leading up to and surrounding the death and burial of Christ. We not only remember the events, but we place ourselves there. Worship on Good Friday tends to be somber, reflective, and deep. Yet it should not be sad, because profound wonder and amazement lead to the deepest gratitude. Many churches observe the Lord’s Supper on Good Friday as their way of reenacting its key events and “proclaiming the Lord’s death until he comes”.
Some possible Psalms to use on Good Friday: