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New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 19 April 2019, 08:18 AM
Good Friday 2019: Significance, importance, how it is observed by Christians
Good Friday 2019: Significance, importance, how it is observed by Christians

Good Friday is being celebrated across the globe on April 19, i.e. today. It is one of the most important events in Christianity. It was on this day that Jesus Christ was crucified way back in 30 AD. It is observed with hyms and prayers and Christians also keep a day-long fast. However, many of us often wonder why it is called ‘Good Friday’ when it is the day when Jesus died. Well, here’s some of the theories:

It is said that ‘Good’ is just a misrepresentation of Holy Friday, and some argue the fact that Good Friday is an imitation of God’s Friday.

Some believe that God poured out his wrath on sins over Jesus in order to ‘bestow forgiveness and salvation out to the nations’. To put it simple, Jesus paid for all our sins.

Again, there are a few people who also believe that it is called Good Friday as it signifies a day that you go to the church and pray to God, and you spend your day taking part in religious activities. It is the same as giving good tide to someone on any other religious holiday.

However, these are all just theories, every person has a different story to tell which is followed for generations.

How is Good Friday celebrated?

  • Good Friday is mainly observed with prayers. There is a mass held at the church, and many churches have the Stations of the Cross. People also make it a point to reflect on the death of Jesus during the entire course of the day, which is the purpose that this day is observed.
  • Some people host guests as well during the afternoon where they serve tea to their peers along with buns.
  • Some people also observe a fast or abstain from eating on this day.
  • Many people make it a point to pray exactly at 3:00 pm as it is said that Jesus died at this time on this day.
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First Published: Friday, April 19, 2019 08:18 AM
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