Relevance of Good Friday

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The most solemn day in the Christian calendar or the beginning of God’s plan to save his people from their sins; in which ever context you consider- Good Friday is the holiest day for Christians. It is the day on which Jesus was crucified. It comes on the Friday immediately preceding Easter Sunday. The day is known for the sacrifice of Jesus and His sufferings on account of our sins.

All Christians observe this day with great humility and reverence. People spend this day in fasting, prayer, repentance, and meditation on the agony and suffering of Christ on the cross. They honour and memorize the event, passion and suffering through which Jesus went through.

Origin of Good Friday:

There are two possible origins for the name “Good Friday”. The first may have come from the Gallican Church in Gaul (modern-day France and Germany). The name “Gute Freitag” is Germanic in origin and literally means “good” or “holy” Friday. The second possibility is a variation on the name “God’s Friday,” where the word “good” was used to replace the word “God,” which was often viewed as too holy to be spoken aloud.

 

From the prayers to ceremonies to official recites services, each one f them may have a different ritual on this day; yet everybody is sorrowly mingled with joy. It’s a day to become aware of our thoughts, words and actions which brought the world in such state; but also to adore the grace and love of God. Each one of us should remember his sacrifice and live up to the expectation of creating a loving world.

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