Updated: Apr 6
Today is Good Friday.
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 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 what it means in our life - that we
have been given the gift of eternal life through the death and resurrection of Jesus.
May we never forget all that Jesus was willing to suffer so that we might live eternally with Him!