Tue. May 18th, 2021

GOOD FRIDAY

God’s desire for a mediator between him and man who had fallen short of his glory led to the birth of Jesus Christ through the Virgin Mary and he lived on earth for thirty-three Years before his death on the cross of Calvary.

Prior to his death on Good Friday also known as black Friday, Jesus was arrested by the chief Priest and elders through one of his twelve disciples, Judas Iscariot who betrayed Him for thirty pieces of silver and was taken to Pilate the Governor where they demanded that he be crucified for blasphemy while asking for a dangerous criminal to be released in his stead.

Christ was eventually crucified on the Cross of Calvary as he paid the supreme price.

The celebration of Good Friday dates back to the fourth century by Egeria, one of the earliest documented Christian pilgrims.

Though Good Friday ought to be a dark and black event since it marks the day of suffering and death of the innocent Jesus Christ Christians globally, however see the day as a turning point in their death.

 Why is such a day described as Good Friday despite Christ death? The Minister in-charge of Emmanuel Mega parish of the Presbyterian church Umuahia, Rt. Rev. Johnson Kaly Agwu speak.

What is the significant of the day? The Cathedral Administrator, Mater Dei Cathedral Umuahia, Rev Father David Aguneri explains.

 What lesson should Christians learn from Good Friday celebration, the Parish Priest St Michel’s Catholic Church Ugwunchara, Rev Father Francis Nwaiwu has this to Say.

As the solemn say is observed today, there is need for people to appreciate the sacrifice Christ made on the Cross by eschewing all forms of evil and embracing selfless lifestyles.

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