“The Crucifixion”, painted by Andrea Mantegna in the years 1457-1459 AD. because the altarpiece in the Basilica of San Zeno in Verona, Italy, now hangs in the Louvre in Paris
At first glance, Good Friday seems to be the ultimate misnomer. If Jesus of Nazareth suffered and died that day, why is it called Good Friday?
The term “good” for Good Friday is an old English expression that means holy. It is also often called Good Friday
But in another sense, Good Friday is always tied to Easter Sunday, which is a joyous celebration of Jesus’ resurrection. He could not have been resurrected if he had not died first
Today, millions of Christians worldwide celebrate gloomy Good Friday, which commemorates the suffering and crucifixion of Jesus, believers often play it off by wearing a large wooden cross and crown of thorns, symbolic of the suffering of Christ
Jesus said to his followers: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me” (Matthew 16:24, New International Version)
Good Friday events described in the Bible include the trial of Jesus, the cries of the crowd to “crucify him!” even if one had the choice of delivering Jesus or Barabbas, followed by Jesus carrying the cross and was hanged to die
In Christian tradition, Jesus died at 3 p.m. on the cross on a Friday during the Jewish Passover festival in approx 33 AD.
For Christians, the gloomy reflection on the suffering and death of Jesus on Good Friday is replaced by the joy of the resurrection on Easter Sunday morning
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