Local churches honor Good Friday, Easter

Christian pilgrims light candles inside the Holy Sepulchre church during Good Friday in Jerusalem Friday, April 14, 2017. Also known as Great Friday, Holy Friday or Black Friday, many Christians spend the day fasting and is a day of mourning.

Knitt said he is new to his role at the church, so he is not sure how many people to expect for Easter Mass.

Well, we ask those questions because we have the benefit of knowing Sunday was on it's way! Biblically, the beginning of spring season is associated with the Jesus Christ crucifixion and also the resurrection.

According to biblical records, Jesus Christ the son of God, partook in the last supper along with his 12 disciples on the night prior to Good Friday.

Fr. Steve Biegler said "I think obviously if we don't get beyond the commercialization - we've really ignored the most important event in history - and what it can bring in to our own lives in terms of hope".

This weekend we will join with countless Christians around the world to commemorate the death, burial, and resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

On this day, people visit churches and observe Good Friday. Easter eggs will ofcourse be a part of the breakfast. Make this your Good Friday! But not Jesus. He said he'd lay down his life for us to pay for our sins, and on the third day he'd rise from the dead.

Meanwhile, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church Friday services were similarly traditional, dating back thousands of years.

Thus, it is said that Christ willingly suffered and died by crucifixion as the ultimate sacrifice for "our" sins.

Another thing we are not supposed to do during Good Friday is eat any meat, except fish, because it is not considered meat, since it comes from the sea.

The cleric emphasised that Jesus filled the gap between God and man at the cross as He took our sins upon Himself. "It's a big deal, it could actually be your source of hope every single day, every single moment". Happy Easter to You, with all best wishes!

It is a festival and holiday to commemorate the resurrection of the Christian Messiah, Jesus Christ from the dead. As we approach Sunday let us keep this in the forefront of our thoughts.

  • Carolyn Briggs