Good Friday is celebrated as a religious holiday which is primarily observed by the Christians commemorating Lord Jesus Christ’s crucifixion and his death at Calvary. It is observed during the Holy Week on the Friday which proceeds Easter Sunday. It is also referred as Holy Friday, Great Friday, or Easter Friday.
Why is the Good Friday referred as “good”? Should Christians remember Jesus' death by celebrating Good Friday? It is said” God demonstrates his love for us like this: While we all are sinners, Christ died for us.” Also “For Jesus Christ died for sins once and for all, the righteous of the unrighteous. He was dead in the body but made alive by the Spirit.” So, Good Friday is a holiday in remembrance of Jesus Christ...
In a desert, Jesus fasted for 40 days before he began preaching to his followers. After that, the need and importance of prayer and fasting was taught to them so as to overcome the Evil. During Lent Period, Good Friday marks the occasion of the 40-day period of fasting and renunciation. After this, Jesus returned to Jerusalem, and was welcomed as the ‘King of the Jews’. The wholehearted love for Jesus by people of Jews made the rulers fear for losing the people's loyalty, which prompted them to plot against Jesus.
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Jesus was arrested condemned to be crucified, with the help of Judas, who betrayed Jesus for 30 pieces of silver, all this happened on Thursday, a day before Good Friday. The next day became the black day in Christianity where Jesus was made to carry the cross, on which he was later crucified also. Jesus, by his gesture of forgiving and praying for those people who were responsible for his death, won a victory of good over evil.
Even today, the Roman Catholic Church observes Good Friday with endless long-standing traditions. Good Friday is a day of fasting and a day when the altars of the churches are without candles.Good Friday Cards
Christians celebrate this day with great joy, prayer, fasting and meditation. Reaching out to all your friends, relatives, near and dear ones with holy wishes and wishing them to have a wonderful Good Friday, with lots of blessings from Jesus. One should send Good Friday cards to express their feelings.
Creative Worship Ideas for the day can be to read a book called And There Was Darkness: A Solemn Service for Good Friday and another one is the gospel of Luke, edited by Dennis Dewey Many parties are held during this period. We often see colorful Easter eggs and various options of Good Friday can be gift for the home or nice place mats or table mats, napkins, kitchenware, cookware, candle holders, Easter flowers in a beautiful crystal vase, embroidered pillow covers, photo frames, paintings, lamp shades, etc. These home gifts are mostly liked and appreciated by the party hostess.
One thing should always kept in mind while attending a party, carrying a gift to show your thankfulness for being invited to the party is part of the gift etiquettes.