Apr 182014

good-fridayGood Friday occurs two days before Easter Sunday in the United States.

It is the day when Christians commemorate Jesus Christ’s crucifixion, which plays an important part in the Christian faith. Good Friday is not a Holy Day of Obligation. It is, however, a day of strict fasting and abstinence. 

Some Christians may attend special church services (The Stations of the Cross) or prayer vigils.

Good Friday is a day of mourning and quiet prayer for many Christians. The candles are often extinguished and statues, paintings and crosses may be draped in black, purple or gray cloth.

Some Catholics treat Good Friday as a day of fasting, while others observe a partial fast involving the exclusion of meat.


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