Good Friday is a solemn service of quiet contemplation and prayer. It serves as a reminder of the death of Jesus on the cross.
According to the traditions of the Episcopal Church, the Friday before Easter Day, on which the church commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus. The liturgy of the day includes John’s account of the Passion gospel, a solemn form of intercession known as the solemn collects (dating from ancient Rome), and optional devotions before the cross (commonly known as the veneration of the cross). The eucharist is not celebrated in the Episcopal Church on Good Friday, but Holy Communion may be administered from the reserved sacrament at the Good Friday service.