Why is it called Good Friday and what's so good about it?

Hundreds gathered to pray and reflect on Jesus' death.

Happy Easter 2017: Easter or Easter Day Or Easter Sunday falls after Good Friday which commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

This admonition was contained in an Easter message to Christians by the Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Rural Development, Honourable Oladipupo Adebutu.

It remains a matter of faith, said theologian Charles Stanley, since we didn't personally witness the risen Christ after his burial. In the spirit of the season, they pledged to continue to provide quality service at competitive rates throughout this period and afterwards, assuring subscribers of seamless communications experience during and after the festive season.

"Basically, we'll be talking about what the resurrection of Jesus tells us in terms of a bigger story", he said.

"It's a reminder for people to think about what had happened when Jesus was here and how he died for us", Hernandez said. Devotees use to fast on this day as to make their sacrifice to the Son of the God, who sacrificed his life for the sins of other people.

God bless you and may you have a very fruitful and holy Good Friday. Highlighting the significance of Maundy Thursday, Padri Ki Haveli priest Fr Kevin David, said, "Holy Thursday is the commemoration of the Last Supper of Jesus Christ when he established the sacrament of Holy Communion prior to his arrest and crucifixion". With that, we will all have a NEW HOPE, that death will not be our end, but rather our everlasting life, if we love God and follow his commandments. If you are Christian, you believe that Good Friday recalls the day your sins were forgiven. No, they believed, because they had seen the Lord.

Many people travel to celebrate the holidays with their beloved ones in different parts of the country. Justification, the declaration by God that the believer in Jesus is righteous, comes by faith alone in Jesus alone.

God has put his love for you into actions, this is what Christians' remember and celebrate at Easter. In other words, when Jesus died on the cross, He paid the penalty for our sinful actions, bridging the gap between God and us, and gave us the acquittal that we so desperately needed.

  • Carolyn Briggs