Good Friday Jesus Crucification

Good Friday

Name of Holiday: Good Friday
Alternate Name: Great Friday, Black Friday, Sorrowful Friday
Religion: Christian
Date of Celebration: Between March 20 and April 23
Celebrated In: Throughout the Christian world
Colors: Good Friday is traditionally associated with the color black, a symbol of death, despair, sorrow, and mourning.
Symbols and Customs: Cross, Cock, Crown of Thorns, Hot Cross Buns, Kite-flying, Stations of the Cross, Tre Ore

Good Friday is celebrated among the Christian as a holiday on which Jesus Christ was Crucified. The meaning of Good is “Holly” and so as Holly Friday. It is called Great Friday, Black Friday, Sorrowful Friday. The Good Friday is celebrated on friday before the Easter day.

Good Friday Jesus Crucification

Crucifixion was a cruel form of death reserved for criminals and slaves. First, Jesus was beaten by Roman soldiers. Then he was made to carry His cross to the place of execution. The soldiers nailed Jesus to the cross and left Him to die. It was friday afternoon that Jesus died. That is why we called this day as Good Friday Jesus Cricification. And the Cross now served as a symbol of God in Christians.

It is believed that Jesus died to save peoples from the punishment of God. He died for the sins that people had done.

Religious Ceremony of Good Friday

Every Countries have their own rituals and ceremony.

Royal Hours
Royal Hours is a special expanded celebration of the Little Hours including the First Hour, Third Hour, Sixth Hour, Ninth Hour and Typica. During these hours Scripture readings and hymns about the Crucifixion is done.

Vespers of Holy

In the afternoon, around 3 pm, the body of Christ is removed from the cross, as the words in the Gospel reading mention Joseph of Arimathea, wrapped in a linen shroud. It is called Vespers of the Taking-Down from the Cross.

Good Friday
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Fasting Day

Catholic treats this Good Friday as fast day. While in Latin they eat one full meal but not include meat. And in many places they eat fish. In many places liturgi service is usually happen until a few hours after the recommended time of 3 pm.

Liturgy Service

Good Friday Liturgy Service  is a method of doing prayer for the Jesus. This is practiced in three parts Liturgy of the Word, the Veneration of the Cross, and Holy Communion

Stations of the Cross

The Stations of the Cross are often prayed either in the church or outside. In this a prayer service may be held from midday to 3.00 pm, known as the Three Hours’ Agony. This is practiced in countries such as Malta, Italy, Philippines, Puerto Rico and Spain

Good Friday Symbols and Customs

The Symbols and Customs that are usually practiced During Good Fridays are as:

Cock
Cross
Crown of Thorns
Hot Cross Buns
Kite Flying
Tre Ore
Veil

Good Friday Calendar

 Holiday  Date
 Good Friday 2013  March 29
 Good Friday 2014  April 18
 Good Friday 2015  April 3
 Good Friday 2016  March 25
 Good Friday 2017  April 14

Questions

Why Is the Day Jesus Died Called “Good Friday?”
Good means Holly in Catholic and they believed it as Holly Day so it was called as God’s Friday. Which later as Good Friday.

When was Jesus put on the cross?
The crucifixion of Jesus occurred during the 1st century AD. According to the accounts in the New Testament, Jesus, whom Christians believe to be the Son of God as well as the Messiah, was arrested, tried, and sentenced by Pontius Pilate to be scourged, and finally crucified.

Date of Good Friday 2016?

Friday, 25 March

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