Kw-halloween-logo-small

Good Friday

Apr 14, 2014
Good Friday may once have been known as God Friday.
Good Friday

Good Friday, April 18th, 2014, is a Christian holiday that observes the anniversary of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Christians believe that Christ was the Son of God who came to earth to die and take away people's sins. The Bible says that he arose from the dead three days later, on Easter Sunday, and ascended to heaven. This is pretty much the fundamental story of Christianity. Christians started observing Good Friday in the fourth century AD.

What's So Good About It?

Since Good Friday is a holiday marking the execution of the Christian messiah, it seems a little odd to call it "Good." Experts believe either that the holiday was once called God Friday, which later mistakenly became known as Good Friday, or that it is considered good because Christ's sacrifice allows believers to go to heaven and live eternally. Not such a great thing for him, but good news for Christians! In other countries it is know as Long Friday, Silent Friday or Holy Friday.

How to Observe It

Christians observe Good Friday by attending special church services. Some services last three hours, which is the amount of time Jesus spent on the cross. Some people go to solemn parades (no clowns or balloons here) or eat special meals with family.

Did U Know?

  • The controversial Mel Gibson flick, The Passion of Christ, revolves around the events that took place on the original Good Friday.
  • Hot cross buns are traditionally eaten on Good Friday.
  • 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.
Related Stories:

 

>
>

readers voted!

Comments

american_brit

american_brit wrote:

I'm such a sap. I had a feeling of great joy when I read this... and then I also wanted...
commented: Sun Apr 20, 2014

Ilikeham123

Ilikeham123 wrote:

Hey are you sure you've read all the pages of the bible? Jesus came back to life didn't...
commented: Sat Apr 19, 2014

jleigh123

jleigh123 wrote:

i know the stories growing up so i do believe in god and jesus and the stories so yes t...
commented: Fri Apr 18, 2014

there are 194 more comments

Please login or register to add comments


like this article?
Sign up now to get more just like!

latest videos

F1111700714750

How Are You Spending Good Friday?

  • Hanging out with my peeps and enjoying the day off school.
  • I'm going to church.
  • I'm going to make hot cross buns.
  • Sleeping in and watching daytime TV.

related stories

Micro_easter-crossword-micro
Bunny rabbits, colored eggs and, of course, lots and lots of chocolate! Think you know all about ...
Micro_eggs-micro
Easter isn't complete unless you sit down to make some Easter eggs, so put your artistic skills t...
Micro_easter-basket-micro
Easter is almost here, which means a long weekend of tiny chocolate eggs. Here are some crafts to...
Micro_happy-easter-micro
Easter may make you think about bunnies and treats, but it isn't just about chocolate. Find out a...

Random in the forums

hugebear
hugebear posted in Say Anything:
Ello and I has been here the long time  and I does remember Nerdling Dancing in my rainbow converse Doghead Alexithymia Tenko All of them except Cindy got to age 18 and had to leave or their profiles was locked.  Cindy still comes on KW sometimes :) I does remember seeing you around a little bit on the forums but I cant remember if we talked much and welcome back though and some of the other older members is still around
reply 2 minutes
Bunnoo
Bunnoo posted in Say Anything:
*Breaks other window* SHES OFFLINE! WE'RE TOO LATE!
reply 2 minutes
Bunnoo
Bunnoo posted in Say Anything:
BTW, what's roleplaying? How do you do it? Is it on KW? Sorry I was just curious. :)
reply 3 minutes
shae508
shae508 posted in Say Anything:
Thundy! Come on!!!!
reply 3 minutes
AlphaT
AlphaT posted in Debating:
The first mistake you made was asserting that religion and God are one in the same. Religion is structure by which man has created doctrine, tradition, ceremonies, sacraments and other customs as an addition to their belief in a deity. To the topic itself, religion can be a great thing. Without it, we would not have culture spread like we do now, but we also would have a great deal of wars that were not fought with its absence.
reply 5 minutes

play online games

Candy-100

A great online version of the famous Candy Crush. This is the best game launched...

Big_icon_(7)

Have you ever fancied being a ranger like those fantasy characters you love so m...

Big_icon_(4)

You run across the city in a car chase with the police officers.

Big_icon_(6)

The evil master kidnapped all of your friends!

Ow_fright_ad_100x100

Explore the world or hang out with friends in your own condo. Get a unique look,...