Good Friday: A Day of Solemn Remembrance

By Shruti Sanwariya

Observed globally, Good Friday commemorates Jesus Christ's crucifixion at Calvary, preceding Easter Sunday in the Christian calendar.


Jesus endured suffering and death on the cross, fulfilling prophecies and demonstrating his sacrificial love for humanity, as per the New Testament.

Biblical Significance

It is marked by solemn liturgies, prayer services, and Stations of the Cross processions, where believers reflect on Jesus' journey to Golgotha.

Observances and Traditions

On Good Friday, Christians reflect on Jesus' sacrifice, seeking personal renewal and repentance, deepening their relationship with God.

Reflection and Repentance

Symbols on Good Friday include the cross, Crown of Thorns, and nails, representing Jesus' crucifixion. Some believers fast or abstain from meat as acts of penance.

Symbols and Practices

Good Friday, sombre yet hopeful, symbolizes redemption. It is believed that Jesus' death led to resurrection which is celebrated on the following Easter Sunday.

Conclusion and Hope