Holy Communion on Good Friday
Our new priest told us today that we would be having Holy Communion this Good Friday. We were all rather stunned as none of us had ever been to an Anglican service on Good Friday and received communion. (Note that the service proposed is not even reserved sacrament.) The general feeling among many of our congregation is that they would not partake, but rather just remain in their seats and I concur with this. My thought is that Good Friday is a day of reflection and abstinence for the death of our Lord, with the celebration and rejoicing to come on Easter Day when we will say "Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again." We are a very traditional parish which many would consider Anglo Catholic. I'm interested in how shipmates regard all of this situation and if you celebrate the Eucharist on Good Friday.