If Jesus suffered and died, why is it called Good Friday?
I remember asking this question to my dad when I was little..the time when I started understanding a few things and I needed answers to my various questions. I don’t quite remember what he told me exactly, but I did understand that it was not a day to be celebrated but mourned for – a day that Jesus suffered and died for our sins.
Many of my friends (from other faiths) earlier used to sms me “Happy Good Friday”, I would get really pissed off but little did I realize that they went by the word ‘good‘ and hence thought it was a celebration. My dad told me, we can’t blame them..how would they know if we didn’t tell them..however now, they do and I think I did my little bit of explanation as in simple ways as I could
The term “Good” as applied to Good Friday is an Old English expression meaning holy. It’s often called Holy Friday also
The sequence of the Holy Week is:-
Maundy Thursday: It commemorates the Maundy and Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles
Good Friday: The Crucifixion of Christ is commemorated in the Christian Church
Holy Saturday: The Saturday preceding Easter Sunday
Easter Sunday: Christians celebrate the resurrection of the Lord, Jesus Christ
So yes, wishes on Easter along with the Easter egg. Get one along when you come to wish me..we can eat it together 🙂