LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Archbishop Jose H. Gomez l celebrated the Good
Friday liturgy at noon Friday at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.
In the simplest liturgy of the church year, the account of the Passion
and Death of Christ is proclaimed from the Gospel of John. Gomez will carried a
cross into the cathedral, recalling how Jesus carried a cross along the Via
Dolorosa, the “Way of Suffering,” on his way to being crucified.
Special prayers were offered for the needs of the church and the world and the cross will be venerated.
Holy Communion was given to the
faithful. Additional liturgies was
celebrated at the cathedral at 3 p.m in
English and 7 p.m. in Spanish.
“Friends, in this Holy Week, we see Our Lord tortured and killed
because of his love of God,” Gomez said. “Let’s reflect on his final
Beatitude, `Blessed are those who are persecuted.’
“We don’t face our trials alone. We go with Jesus, who carries his
cross before us and gives us strength and courage in our weakness.”