Good Friday is a religious holiday observed annually before easter Sunday. It commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, the central figure of Christianity. A national holiday in most countries, the day is remembered with penance, sorrow, and offering reverence to the supreme savior. It is not observed on any particular date rather it follows the Jewish observance of Passover. It is believed that on this day Jesus had his last supper with his disciples before his crucifixion.
The occasion of Good Friday remembers this tragic and sad incident. The day is considered to be sacred and is observed with sincere veneration. On this day, people belonging to the Christian faith fast for the whole day or take only one meal throughout the day. In every church candles, crosses, and cloth and removed from the altar and no celebration takes place. Even the traditional church bell is not rung as a sign of reparation. Special prayers are held throughout the day, especially in the evening. Preparations for the upcoming Easter also starts which celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
When was Good Friday in 2023?
Good Friday in 2023 was on the 7th of April, Friday.
On Good Friday, we remember the day Jesus willingly suffered and died by crucifixion as the ultimate sacrifice for our sins. Easter follows it, the glorious celebration of the day Jesus was raised from the dead, heralding his victory over sin and death and pointing ahead to a future resurrection for all who are united to him by faith.
When was Good Friday in 2015?
Good Friday in 2015 was on the 3rd of April, Friday.
According to the holy book of the Gospels, Jesus was captured in the garden of Gethsemane. He was betrayed by his own disciple, Judas who informed the temple guards about him. Jesus was brought in front of the high priest who convicted him of blasphemy. The next morning, he was produced in front of the Roman Governor Pontius Pilate. Learning that Jesus is from Galilee, Pilate referred him to the ruler of Galilee, King Herod. Both the leaders did not find Jesus guilty, but upon the intimidation by the priests and fearing a nationwide riot, they awarded the death sentence to him. Jesus was crucified along with two other criminals on a hill named Calvary. After six hours of brutal agony, Jesus died.
When was Good Friday in 2013?
Good Friday in 2013 was on the 29th of March, Friday.
The occasion of Good Friday honors the day of Jesus Christ, the founder of Christianity's crucification. It is the saddest day for all the followers of Jesus. Good Friday is observed on the last Friday before Easter. Christians observe this day with deep respect and humility. The popular story behind Christ's crucifixion according to the sacred texts, is that the Jewish high priests accused Jesus of showing contempt for their religion, and decide to execute him. For this purpose, Jesus was taken to the Roman governor, but the governor finds him to be innocent. At the same time, the governor was scared by the crowd that had gathered during the trial and decides to leave the fate of Jesus to them. The angry crowd stirred up by the Roman Priests decided to crucify Christ. After the decision was made Jesus was publicly humiliated and whipped, and finally crucified along with two thieves. Jesus hung on the cross with agonizing pain for six hours, before giving up his last breath.
When was Good Friday in 2012?
Good Friday in 2012 was on the 6th of April, Friday.
According to the mythological account in the Gospels, it is believed that the temple guards led by Jesus' disciple Judas Iscariot, betrayed Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane by arresting him. He was brought to the house of Annas, the father-in-law of the high priest, Caiaphas by the captivators who inflicted him with rigorous sessions of interrogations. The meeting that led to a conflicting testimony against Jesus is brought forth by many witnesses, to which Jesus answered nothing. However, the outrage resulted when the high priest ordered Jesus to respond under solemn oath, saying "I adjure you, by the Living God, to tell us, are you the Anointed One, the Son of God?" Jesus testified its answer in the affirmative sense, "You have said it, and in time you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of the Almighty, coming on the clouds of Heaven." This resulted in the high priest condemning him of blasphemy. This incident, made the people produce him to the Roman governor Pontius Pilate under the charges of perverting the minds of the nationals and so on. On knowing that Jesus was from Galilee, Pilate proceeded to the case to King Herod, the ruler of Galilee. Although both Pilate and Herod found no basis for sentencing Jesus, they were forced to sentence him death penalty upon the insistence of the chief priest.