Good Friday

Good Friday is observed every year, last Friday before Easter and marks the crucifixion of Jesus at Calvary. This is the second day last Week, which begins on Palm Sunday and ends on Holy Saturday, the day before Easter. Good Friday is another day “Triduumul,” three days beginning Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper and ends with the celebration of Easter. It is a day of remembrance of the sacrifice Jesus Christ made to free all mankind from sin. In the days of Holy Week and Good Friday, the faithful observe the fast and abstain from meat. Good Friday is also known as Holy Thursday, Friday or Long Black Friday and the day of the feast and rigor.

The origin and early history of the Good Friday

Regarding the early history of Good Friday is concerned; it is believed that the first century, the tradition of the Church each Friday to observe a special day of prayer and fasting. However, this tradition is not in way, the memory of Christ’s crucifixion. It was just the fourth century, the Friday before Easter, has come to be respected as a day of remembrance of the sacrifice of Jesus. Now you know why Good Friday is called good, to learn about the importance of that day?

There are two likely explanations for the origin of the word “Friday.” Gallic were men of Gaul, an area in Europe, roughly corresponding to today’s France and Germany. In German, the language of Gaul, this day was called “Gute Freitag”?, which translates into “good” or “holy” Friday. Another possibility is that earlier that day was entitled “God’s Friday”?, and over time has come to be known, as is known today. However, some believe that this day is still referred to as “holy” or “Good Friday” in Greece.

Importance of Good Friday

According to the Gospels, Jesus Christ was annunciated King of the Jews, after he returned to Jerusalem. His growing popularity among the masses was seen as a threat to the Hebrew religious leaders. They hatched plots to arrest Jesus and accuse him of blasphemy to claim that he is the Son of God. However, they have not seen it, so he offered to pay Judas disciple of Christ to help him identify the temple guards. Unfortunately, Judas agreed to betray Jesus, and told police to arrest the person kissed. One day, when Jesus and his disciples were in the Garden of Gethsemane, he kissed Jesus, who was then arrested and sent to the priest for testing? There he was asked whether it was true that he was the son of God, Jesus replied in the affirmative and high priests accused him of blasphemy.

Jesus was taken to the Roman governor Pontius Pilate on charges proclaimed king. Pilate asked the Hebrew religious leaders to decide on a sentence of a man whom he did not find fault. He said that the Hebrew leaders have sufficient authority to implement the death penalty.

Jesus bore the cross to Golgotha, where he was crucified with two other criminals. Jesus endured suffering on the cross for six hours before his death. In the last three hours, from 12 to 15:00, it was completely dark and ominous incidents took place throughout the country. After the death of Jesus on the cross, Joseph secret from his followers decided to give him a proper funeral and went to Pilate for permission to claim his body. He took the body of Jesus; it is covered with a clean blanket and put it in a new tomb carved in stone. Then, according to Hebrew tradition, he closed the opening of the grave with a large stone and went home. After two days, Sunday is now celebrated as Easter, Jesus was resurrected.

Friday marks the sacrifice that only “Son of God” to save humanity from hell. On this day, Christians around the world honor the suffering and pain Jesus went through and thank God for the redemption of humaniy.

Traditions and rituals for Good Friday

By Taha Mateen


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