Good Friday is a Christian holiday that commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. Usually, it is observed during the holy week on the Friday before Easter Sunday. Good Friday is also called Holy Friday, Easter Friday, Great Friday or Black Friday.
The day is observed by fasting and praying. Many church services are conducted on the afternoon, around noon, to remember the hours when Jesus Christ hung on the cross.
History & Significance
According to Gospels, a disciple of Jesus Christ known as Judas Iscariot had guided a few temple guards to arrest Jesus Christ. Judas Iscariot has received around 30 pieces of silver for doing this to Jesus. After getting arrested, he was brought the Annas and Caiaphas. He was then sentenced to death.
Jesus was charged for subverting the nation, leading as a king and opposing the taxes to Caesar. He was brought to Pontius Pilate, a Roman governor, in the morning. Pontius Pilate told Jewish leaders to take up the Jesus case, but they were not allowed by the Romans to judge the sentence of death.
The case was again referred by Pontius Pilate to the Galilee ruler, King Herod. Jesus answered nothing to the questions of King Hero, which is why he was again sent back to Pontius Pilate, where he was not proved guilty.
Pontius Pilate decided to release Jesus, but soon he was charged for claiming to be God’s son. After hearing this, Pontius Pilate brought Jesus back to his place to know the complete information. The Roman governor declared that Jesus was innocent in order to stay away from the blame. He handed over the Jesus for crucifixion to prevent the riot and secure his job.
He was brought to the place of the Skull and crucified on the cross. After the crucifixion, the whole land was full of darkness. His gave up his soul with a loud cry and the temple curtain was torn apart due to the earthquake. On this day, it was declared that truly Jesus was God’s son.
A follower of Jesus called Joseph of Arimathea requested Jesus’s body to the Pontius Pilate. After the confirmation of death, the body was handed over to his followers. Another follower wrapped his body with the mixture of spices to keep the body fresh for some days. And on the third day i.e. Easter Sunday he rose from the dead body.
Good Friday is celebrated by praying, adoring the cross and observing a fast.
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