Reflection on the Seven Last Words of Christ & Liturgy of the Lord's Passion

Noon Reflection on the Seven Last Words of Christ
1pm Liturgy of the Lord's Passion

Sara Fairbanks, OP, PhD delivers a Reflection on the Lord's Passion at Noon on Good Friday, April 7, 2023, joined by members of St. Matthew's Schola Cantorum, for our traditional commemoration of the Lord’s Passion. Following the Reflection, at 1pm Cardinal Wilton Gregory, Archbishop of Washington, celebrates the Liturgy of the Passion of the Lord. Join us in the Cathedral for the Noon Reflection and the 1pm Liturgy.

There is no Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament or 12:10pm Mass today.

About Sara Fairbanks, OP, PhD

Sara Fairbanks, OP, PhD is Associate Professor of Theology and Preaching at the Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, MO. Sr. Fairbanks is a Dominican Sister of Adrian, Michigan. Before coming to Aquinas Institute of Theology, Dr. Fairbanks taught at Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida. Fairbanks' areas of expertise are homiletics, theology of lay ecclesial ministry, theology of preaching, practical theology and Christian anthropology.

Schedule for Good Friday, April 7, 2023

  • 8:00am The Cathedral opens.
  • 9:00am | Morning Prayer in the St. Anthony Chapel
  • 11:00am - 12 Noon | Confessions  
  • 12 Noon | Reflection on the Lord's Passion, Sara Fairbanks, OP, PhD, Associate Professor of Theology and Preaching, Aquinas Institute of Theology, St. Louis, MO 
  • † 1:00pm | Liturgy of the Lord's Passion, Cardinal Wilton Gregory, Archbishop of Washington
    ADW Livestream | Program
  • 4:00pm | Liturgia de la Pasión de N.S. Jesucristo, Adoración de la Santa Cruz, Y Santa Comunión (en español, Most Rev. Juan Esposito-Garcia, Auxiliary Bishop of Washington
    Cathedral Livestream | Program
  • 7:30pm | Stations of the Cross (in English), Msgr. W. Ronald Jameson (The Cathedral closes immediately after Stations.

† - Interpreted for the Deaf