Good Friday 2022: Date, history, significance and traditions

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Good Friday 2022: Date, history, significance and traditions

What is Good Friday? is the day that Jesus Christ was put to death on the Hill of Calvary, where he died. In the Paschal Triduum, the holy week starts on Monday and ends on Friday, which is the Friday before Easter Sunday. It’s also called Holy Friday and Black, among other things.

Date

During Good Friday and Holy Saturday, which is the Saturday after Good Friday and before Sunday, people remember Jesus’ death before he rose from the dead on Easter Sunday. This is the day after Maundy Thursday, which marks the end of the Lenten season. It is celebrated right after this day. Everybody who is a Christian does this all over the world, too. This year, it will be on April 15.

History

Jesus was arrested by royal soldiers in the Garden of Gethsemane. They were led by Judas Iscariot, who was a close friend of Jesus. Jesus is thought to have carried his cross to the place where he was killed, which is called the “place of skull.”

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Pope Francis Prostrates On Floor For Good Friday
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Because of his love for people, Jesus died for the sins of the whole world on this day. It is thought that as a result of his death, humanity was purged of their sin and sinful nature. History says that Jesus was put to death on the Hill of Calvary in AD 30 or AD 33. He was put to death by the Romans, and it is said that he was put to death there.

Tradition

On this day, believers go to . The time of the service on this day varies, but it usually starts around noon and lasts until 3 pm. It is thought that Jesus was on the cross during these hours. Many around the world fast on this day. Processions are held in some places around the world, like the Philippines, Italy, and Spain, to remember the death of Christ.

The word “Good Friday” may come from the word “God’s Friday.” Others see “good” as “holy.” On this day, it is also called Black or Somber Friday.

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