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Christians observe Good Friday with prayers

ANI
Published : Mar 31, 2018, 5:43 am IST
Updated : Mar 31, 2018, 5:43 am IST

Services are performed in churches in the evening where Christ’s death is remembered with hymns.

Christians participate in a prayer meeting to observe Good Friday at the Sacred Heart Cathedral in New Delhi on Friday. (Photo: Pritam Bandyopadhyay)
 Christians participate in a prayer meeting to observe Good Friday at the Sacred Heart Cathedral in New Delhi on Friday. (Photo: Pritam Bandyopadhyay)

New Delhi: Good Friday is widely regarded as the day Jesus Christ was crucified on a cross on Calvary Hill nearly 2,000 years ago.

In the national capital, the Christians observed the day at the Scared Heart Catherdral by through prayers and reconciliation. 

Christians attend Holy Mass on this day. The rest of the day is spent in reflection, prayer and fasting. 

Some people fast for the whole day, some exclude meat from their diet and some take part in parades and activities among others.

Services are performed in churches in the evening where Christ’s death is remembered with hymns.

Christians across the globe observe Good Friday as the day is observed with prayers, hymns and message of peace and reconciliation. It is a day of penance and fasting for them. 

The death of Jesus Christ is marked as ‘good’ as it is believed that the ultimate sacrifice of his very life resulted in the saving of mankind from God’s wrath and the forgiveness of everyone’s sins.

The occasion of Easter will be celebrated on Sunday to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ three days after his crucifixion.

After the end their 40 days of Lent, Christians  indulge in merry making and festivities. 
 

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