Good Friday, at times get lost in the “Easter” shuffle. In case you’ve been wondering the meaning behind Good Friday, learn more below via Pennlive.com.
Christians everywhere will be celebrating Good Friday on April 3, 2015. Here’s more on the solemn religious holiday. Good Friday is a Christian holiday held in honor and remembrance of Jesus’s death on the cross. It is held after Maundy Thursday, which recalls the Last Supper, and on the Friday before Easter Sunday.
For Christians, Jesus’s death is one of the most important parts in the Bible. In dying, Christians believe Jesus took on all the sins of the world and thus it is only through his death (a perfect sacrifice), that we are redeemed and allowed to enter into heaven.
Good Friday is meant to be a day of reflection for Christians, a day when you focus on the sacrifice Jesus made. It is also a day of mourning for the church. Many churches also participate in Veneration of the Cross, a short ceremony in which Christians kneel before the cross and affirm their faith.
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