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On Good Friday, Know Why The Day Of Crucifixion Of Jesus Christ Is Called ‘Good’

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| March 30 , 2018 , 11:47 IST

The Christian community across the globe celebrates Good Friday on March 30th. Good Friday is believed to be the day that marks the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on the cross and his death. Christians believe Jesus was crucified on Good Friday and rose again on Easter Sunday.

Good Friday is observed as a day for solemn mourning. The day is spent fasting, praying and repentance on the suffering of Jesus. Churches around the world hold processions and services to educate the common masses and draw their attention to the day of Jesus' death.

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But the most interesting aspect of Good Friday is that on a day that Lord Jesus Christ had met such a tragedy, why is it called 'good'?

Here are some theories-

- The first and most supported theory suggests that the word ''good'' in the Good Friday stands for pious or holy.

- The Oxford English Dictionary says that the "good" refers to a day or occasion of religious observance.

- According to Christians' beliefs, there is something very good about the day, the anniversary of Jesus suffering and dying for the sins of mankind.

- Good Friday is seen as good because Jesus Christ had shown his love for mankind on this day.

- Christians texts suggest, “That terrible Friday has been called Good Friday "because it led to the Resurrection of Jesus and his victory over death and sin and the celebration of Easter, the very pinnacle of Christian celebration."

- Another theory is that the Good in Good Friday derives from God or “God’s Friday” or corrupt form of "God's Friday".

Happy Good Friday!