A blessed Good Friday to you! I interrupt my prewritten review because of a great article from Lutheran Witness: “A Beginner’s Guide to Bach’s St. John Passion.”
Read it and listen to Bach’s St. John Passion! Admittedly, it’s nearly two hours, so plan ahead.
Per Sarah Gulseth, the LW author’s wife, here are two recommended YouTube videos, the first with the text in English and the second in the original German: