This is a day to be alone with Christ, in the silence of the soul. ~ Monica Socinski OP
Good Friday is so solemn and so private to the follower of Christ that there are no words! For me, music helps transcend the moment and contemplate the mystery of salvation and the ultimate sacrifice that Christ made for us.
The Passio secundum Joannem or St. John Passion was written by Johann Sebastian Bach and was first performed in April 1724 at Good Friday Vespers. For many of our sisters, listening to this Passion has become a meaningful part of their Good Friday practice.
Listen to an excerpt from the Passion here:
With special thanks to Hope Dominican Sister Monica Socinski for sharing this Good Friday Reflection.