Also known as the devotion of the three hours from noon on friday to 300 pm to remember christs hours on the cross it was first conducted by a jesuit priest in peru in the eighteenth century as a service of scripture readings with prayers and hymns interspersed. These hymns litanies prayers and meditations provide material for three hours of good friday worship for any denomination based on the seven last words of christ spoken from the cross the material could be adapted for any time during the season of lent or holy week. Good friday ideas for families catholic schools will be closed on good friday so the children will be able to participate in family observances of this solemn day if possible the entire family should attend good friday services together or at least make a trip to church to make the stations of the cross see section on stations. Concert of suitable music in the evening a few still have the three hour service and others will hold an hour at the cross from 2 pm with just three meditations instead of the nine in the course of my ministry i have led both three hour and one hour services on good friday i have greatly valued these because they offer a time of quiet. Meditations for good friday on the way of the cross these readings and meditations form a part of a good friday service you may find this helpful in your own personal meditation on the cross
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