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  • Sunday , 23 July 2017

What is Good Friday?

Good Friday copy 600X600What is Good Friday?

Good Friday is the day that Christians commemorate the crucifixion and death of Jesus, the Christ. It takes place in the context of Holy Week, the last week of Jesus’ life, in which he goes to Jerusalem with his followers and many other Jews who are celebrating the Jewish Passover.

After Jesus’ Last Supper with his disciples on what we call Maundy Thursday, he is betrayed by one of his disciples, Judas, who leads the authorities to the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus is praying. Jesus is arrested, questioned by the authorities, and is crucified on a cross in the company of criminals. The story is found in Matt. 26:36 — 27:61, Mk. 14:43 — 15:47, Lk. 22:47 — 23:49, Jn. 18:1 — 19:42.

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