One wonders why it's called Good Friday when it commemorates a very dark day, indeed. The name comes from "God's Friday," and on God's Friday, we commemorate the Crucifixion. The evening service is a continuation of the Maundy Thursday service and begins in silence as the night before ended in silence. In the early church pieces of the True Cross were revered at this service. We'll gather at the Pull’s and Riddering’s, outside around the fire, to meditate upon the mystery and meaning of The Cross. In between the meditations, time is reserved for special music, hymns, and silence. As with the Maundy Thursday, we will leave in silence to keep the fast until Easter.