In honor of Good Friday aka “Holy Friday,” I’ve decided to repost a few tidbits about this day commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Do you know why it’s called “Good Friday?” Read on for more.
Good Friday is typically focused on the theme of Christ’s sacrificial death for our sins. It is celebrated the Friday before Easter during Holy Week. It is a day of fast and penance, which means eating only one full meatless (no animal flesh) meal on this day. Snacking is not allowed; however, drinking coffee, tea, juices, etc., between meals is permitted.
The Bible does not instruct Christians to remember Christ’s death by honoring a certain day. The Bible does give us freedom in these matters, however. Romans 14:5 tells us, “One man considers one day more sacred than another; another man considers every day alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind.” Rather than remembering Christ’s death on a certain day, once a year, the Bible instructs us to remember Christ’s death by observing the Lord’s Supper. First Corinthians 11:24-26 declares, “…do this in remembrance of me…for whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.”
Why we call it Good Friday.
Good Friday is essentially a holiday marking the execution of the Christian messiah. What’s good about that you ask?
Well, experts believe the day was actually called God Friday, which was later mistaken for “good” as we know it today.
This stuck because of the good that comes from Christ’s sacrifice which allows believers to go on to heaven and live eternally.
It is also known as: Holy Friday, Long Friday or Silent Friday in other countries.
Did U Know
It’s an old superstition that if a baby is born on Good Friday and baptized on Easter Sunday they will have the gift of healing.
Hot Buns are traditionally eaten on Good Friday.
Happy Good Friday everyone!
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