All About Good Friday

Most people are familiar with Easter, but are you familiar with Good Friday? Good Friday is a holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. It is observed during Holy Week on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday. It is also known as Holy Friday, Great Friday, or Easter Friday, though the last term properly refers to the Friday in Easter Week. 

The date of Good Friday varies from year to year, according to the date of Easter. In most Western churches, it is observed on the Friday before Easter Sunday, which can fall anywhere between March 22 and April 25. Eastern churches follow a different calculation, and Good Friday can occur as early as March 15 and as late as April 18. 

Good Friday marks the climax of the Passion of Jesus Christ. On the Thursday before Good Friday, Jesus shared the Last Supper with his disciples and was later betrayed by Judas Iscariot in the Garden of Gethsemane. He was then arrested and taken to Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor of Judaea, who condemned him to death by crucifixion. 

On Good Friday, Christians remember the suffering and death of Jesus. Services are held in churches around the world, and some churchgoers observe the day with a three-hour service retelling the events of the day. Many churches also hold a vigil at the cross, where a representation of the Crucifixion is kept. 

Good Friday is a day of mourning and reflection. People often spend the day in prayer and contemplation, and some observe a fast. It is traditionally a day of sorrow and suffering, but it is also a day of hope, as Christians look forward to the Resurrection of Jesus on Easter Sunday.

Join us in celebrating what Jesus did for all of us at our Easter Service Sunday the 9th!

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