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Good Friday 2018: History and Significance of the day

This is basically a time of fasting and penance, commemorating the anniversary of Jesus Christ's death on the Cross.


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Updated: 30-03-2018 12:02 IST
Good Friday 2018: History and Significance of the day

Good Friday 2018 (Image Credit: Reuters)

Good Friday is a Christian holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. It is observed during Holy Week as part of the Paschal Triduum on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday.

The date of Good Friday varies from one year to the next on both the Gregorian and Julian calendars. This is basically a time of fasting and penance, commemorating the anniversary of Jesus Christ's death on the Cross.

A tribute to Jesus Christ:

The Friday before Easter Sunday is celebrated as Good Friday, where Christians all around the world mourn the pain, suffering and the death on the cross of Lord Jesus. Many believers spend the day by keeping fasts, meditating and offering prayers as a mark of respect and remembrance of the suffering of Lord Jesus.

This day is celebrated in a number of different ways, from taking down the cross in the Orthodox faith to recounting the story of Jesus' last days, which is called the Passion of Christ.

The Good Friday celebration gives out the message that Christ had to suffer for our sakes, and finally, everyone observes the Lord's Last Supper.

Significance:

It is good because it is believed that Jesus takes the punishment on himself for the sins people have committed.

Good Friday is "good" despite the terrible event that took place on that day because it then brings the joy of Easter. God poured out his wrath on sins over Jesus in order to bestow forgiveness and salvation out to the nations.

The day holds utmost importance for the Christian community around the globe.


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