Good Friday is a Christian holiday commemorating Jesus and his sacrifice for all our sins. During holy weeks as the part of Paschal Triduum on a Friday proceeding Easter Sunday and may coincide with the Jewish observance of Passover. Christians believe that Lord Jesus is the eternal son of God and also that he sacrifices his life for the betterment of other citizens. Although Good Friday is the most sorrowful, day but one of the holiest days of the entire year. Good Friday 2019
What is Good Friday & why it is all good?
Good Friday is an important day for Christians in the whole year because it celebrates what we believe is the most painful moment in the history of the world. On this day Jesus died, and Paul considered that “Jesus died because of our sins and buried after that he was raised to life on the third day.” All have been promised with the accordance what God has promised all along in the Scriptures.
Now the question is that if Jesus died on this day why we call it “Good Friday” and not “bad Friday.” Good Friday the day when Jesus was treated crucially and died for all our sins. So, it is called good Friday because according to the bible on this day “The son of God was flogged and was also forced to carry the cross on after that he crucified on that cross until his death.”
At what time Jesus crucified?
The crucifixion of Jesus was taken place at the third hour 9 a.m., and Jesus has taken his last breath in the ninth hour that is around 3 p.m.
How do Christians celebrate Good Friday?
Many Christians celebrate Good Friday on the Friday before Easter Sunday. Christians celebrate this day in the below-mentioned methods.
They visit the church you will find no mass on Good Friday usually. They pray before the god in the blessed environment. The holy rosary is an especially good prayer for Good Friday.
Some Christian communities organize passion plays which you may also like to attend and host. The hosting guest of the event may offer you tea with some hot cross buns. You may have it toasted or plain as per your preference.
Some people do fasting on Good Friday as some people do not prefer to eat at all and some people prefer to eat very lightly.
At 3:00 pm if you are not able to go to the church for prayer you can stop doing everything and offer prayer to the Jesus as it is considered that Jesus died on the cross at this time only.
The whole day revolves around the death of Jesus on this Good Friday.
Importance of Easter
Easter has its significance on this day as the resurrection of Jesus on the third day after his sacrifice. Easter believed to be the fulfilled prophecy of the Messiah who would be sacrificed for the welfare of the society and then again rise on the third day with the hope that truth always has victory over sin.
The week leading to the Easter is called a “Holy Week,” and it includes Sunday (On this Sunday the Jesus entered the Jerusalem and hence it was celebrated). That is the reason Easter is considered an essential date within Christianity.