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Good Friday 2024


Three brown wooden crosses on an open bible.


Good Friday is a day marked by solemnity, a day where we remember the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Here at Mildmay, amidst the quiet contemplation of this sacred day, we reflect on sacrifice, suffering, and the enduring hope that lies beyond.


For many, suffering is an unwelcome companion. Patients battling illness, families facing loss, and caregivers carrying the weight of responsibility – all share a burden that resonates with the events of Good Friday.


On this day, we might find solace in the knowledge that we are not alone in our suffering. Jesus's story reminds us that even in the darkest hours, faith can be a source of strength and comfort.


Good Friday also speaks to the transformative power of compassion. As Jesus carried the cross, acts of kindness were offered – a woman wiping his brow, Simon of Cyrene helping him bear the weight. These small gestures can resonate deeply. The dedicated care provided by our staff, the unwavering support of loved ones, and the acts of kindness extended by fellow patients – all embody the spirit of compassion that shines even in the face of suffering.


But we should also hold onto the hope of resurrection, of new beginnings, and of the ultimate triumph of life over death.


Today, at Mildmay, we invite you to join us in quiet reflection. Remember those who suffer, offer a prayer for healing, and extend a hand of compassion to those around you. May we be guided towards a renewed sense of hope and a deeper understanding of the power of love and sacrifice.


We look forward to journeying with you towards the light of Easter Sunday.


A Christian Prayer at 3 o’clock on Good Friday

Jesus, you are my Lord and my God,

you endured such pain and suffering for me,

you died for love of me.

I kneel beneath your cross

and beg for mercy.

Lord, have mercy on me, a sinner.

O blood and water flowing from your side,

sanctify and cleanse me.

Lord, I love you with all my heart

and place all my trust in you.

Amen


 

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