Friday, April 14, 2017, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
The Cathedral observes Good Friday with a sung Passion and veneration of the cross
The Passion According to John, in a plainsong choral setting by organist/composer Craig Phillips, is an a capella setting of the 19th Chapter of John. The traditional plainsong is interlaced with brief 6 and 8-part bursts of choral singing. The choral ensemble portrays the crowd during Jesus' trial. Des Moines area singers fill the principal roles and serve as members of the ensemble. The Bishop of the Diocese of Iowa, the Right Reverend Alan Scarfe, officiates.
The carillon bells will solemnly toll to mark the 33 years of Jesus life.