What is Good Friday?

Lenten Series:
    1. What is Lent?
    2. Should Christians Celebrate Lent?
    3. Should I Give Something Up for Lent?
    4. What is Ash Wednesday?
    5. What is Maundy Thursday?
    6. What is Good Friday?
    7. What is Easter?

Good Friday is the Friday before Easter. In the Eastern (Greek Orthodox) Church it is known as Great Friday. Good Friday marks the day Jesus suffered and died on the cross. It is a solemn day, commonly observed with fasting, Scripture readings and prayers. Many Good Friday services offer reflections on the final seven words of Christ from the cross.

“He was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.” (Isaiah 53:5)

“For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God.” (1 Peter 3:18)

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