2021 Easter Friday which is also known as Good Friday, Holy Friday, and Black Friday is here again. The most important events in Christianity are the death and later resurrection of Jesus Christ, who Christians believe is the Son of God and whose life and teachings are the foundations of Christianity.
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After the last supper, Jesus was arrested in the garden of Gethsemane put on trial, and sentenced to death. He was then tied and nailed by the wrist and feet to a large wooden cross and left to die. This is why the cross is used as a symbol of the Christian faith.
2021 Easter Friday
Many countries observe Good Friday as a national holiday on the Friday before Easter, the day commemorates the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ. Some countries observe the Orthodox calendar in which Good Friday may occur on a different date, and 2021 easter Friday falls on the 2nd of April 2021.
Good Friday is a part of the holy week also known as easter week, the annual Christian observance commemorating Jesus last week on earth and the events leading up to his resurrection two days later on Easter Sunday and may coincide with the Jewish observance of Passover.
Good Friday 2021
Even though Easter Sunday is the most significant of all Holy Week celebrations, good Friday is also a prominent event in the Christian calendar. As lockdown eases across Scotland there is now the possibility that churchgoers could enjoy the first in-person mass of 2021 in late March.
Why is it called Good Friday?
At first, it seems a strange name for a day that marked such a terrible event as a crucifixion but when we look at the origin of the name it becomes clearer or it would if there was one origin that people could agree on.
The terrible Friday has been called Good Friday because it led to the resurrection of Jesus and his victory over death and sin and the celebration of Easter. The very pinnacle of Christian celebrations. The Huffington Post reported.
Easter Friday Traditions
Many church services are held in the afternoon, usually between noon to 3 pm to remember the hours when Jesus was crucified on the cross. While other churches observe the day by re-enacting the process of the cross in the rituals of stations of the cross which depicts the final hours of Jesus’ life.
Other churches may participate in Veneration of the cross a short ceremony in which Christians kneel before the cross and affirm their faith. In Jerusalem Christians follow in Jesus’ footsteps and walk Via Dolorosa the traditional path that led to the site of the crucifixion. Many who participate try to ritually bear the same weight Jesus did by carrying crosses on their backs.