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Why Do We Celebrate Good Friday?

jesus christ on the crossGood Friday is a religious holiday celebrated by Christians around the world.

This is the day that commemorates the crucifixion, when Jesus Christ was nailed to a wooden cross by soldiers.

Today, the cross is an important sign for Christians, they are present in most churches and many Christians choose to wear a cross around their neck.

Why would we celebrate the day that Jesus died?  Although this is a sad day, when churches are left dark and unadorned with only a simple cross at the altar, it is also celebrated as the day that Jesus gave up his life for the good of the people.

Why is it called Good Friday?

It is thought that the estimated year of the Crucifixion is AD 33, and the crescent of the moon points to Friday, April 3rd AD33 as the date which coincides with Apostle Peter’s reference to the ‘moon of blood’

Even today in Jerusalem, large crowds of Christians follow the same path of Jesus as the Crucifixion is remembered.

The truth about the Easter story is far from established which makes this a question of faith rather than fact.

So compelling are the final days of Jesus’ life on earth that many will celebrate Easter in churches around the world and will continue to do so for years to come

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