How to Celebrate Good Friday
Updated: Apr 11
Good Friday is our most solemn day of the church year. It is the day that we remember Jesus’ crucifixion and death on the cross.
Good Friday is one of the oldest days of remembrance in the Christian church. The origins can be traced back to Jerusalem during the 4th century. An account is given by a pilgrim named Egeria who traveled to Jerusalem during Holy Week. The actual cross that Christ was crucified on was processed through the streets to Golgotha and then venerated (honored greatly) by the followers of Christ.
As Christians, Good Friday is our most sorrowful day. On this day, we remember the crucifixion and death of Jesus, our Lord. The mood is somber as we silently reflect upon the last hours of Our Lord’s life.
O ye people who pass by on your journey, behold and see,
Look upon me:
Could there be any sorrow like unto my sorrow?
Behold and see, all ye people come, give heed,
And consider my grief and sorrow.
-O Vos Omnes by Tomas Luis de Victoria
On Good Friday, we honor the Cross and recognize that we have been given the gift of eternal life through the death and resurrection of Jesus. Good Friday is a day filled with silence, reflection, and simplicity. It is a time to reflect on the suffering and death of Christ and what that means in our lives.
May we never forget all that Jesus was willing to suffer so that we might live eternally with Him!