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Good Friday and it's meaning

April 14, 2017 - 10:10 am
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So what is "Good Friday?"

Christianity.com says Good Friday is a day of the year that celebrates what Christians believe to be an important weekend in the history of the world when Jesus died and raised. 

On Good Friday, Christians remember the day Jesus suffered and died by crucifixion as the ultimate sacrifice for the world's sins. It is followed by Easter, the celebration of the day Jesus was raised from the dead, providing his victory over sin and death, pointing ahead to a future resurrection for all who are united to him by faith.

But why call the day of Jesus’ death “Good Friday?" Some Christian traditions take this approach: in German, the day is called Karfreitag, or “Sorrowful Friday.” In English, the origin of the term “Good” is debated: some believe it developed from an older name, “God’s Friday.”

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