Envisioning the Passion
Please join us for a service that remembers the passion of Christ through art, scripture, and music. We will observe Good Friday with "Envisioning the Passion: The Power of Touch," a multi-media service featuring artwork, music, Scripture readings, and prayer. The program will also be available for viewing after the fact on YouTube or on our archive.
Lucy Durkin, Instructor of Art History at the Eastman School of Music and the Memorial Art Gallery, has selected images of the Passion narrative from a wide array of sources, covering several centuries of art history, diverse media, and many regions of the world. The artwork will be accompanied by readings as well as by vocal and instrumental music and hymns performed by Asbury First's musical staff. Organist Duane Prill, soloists Bess Phillips, Brenda Nitsch, Dan McInerney, and Jordan Bachmann will be joined by cellist Brian Donat, all under the direction of Carl Johengen.
Asbury First has been presenting "Envisioning the Passion" annually since the 1990s, including in 2020 when the program went virtual for the first time.Check out the service and follow along with our artwork supplement, which you can download here (or view below).
A Closer Look at Envisioning the Passion: The Power of Touch
If you'd like to get a behind-the-scenes tour of some of the images that will be featured in the "Envisioning the Passion" service on Friday, April 2, you'll want to watch this introductory video presented by the program's artistic coordinator, Lucy Durkin. Lucy will talk about and show some of the images and highlight some of the remarkable features of the inspiring artworks she has chosen.