Good Friday Meaning ?
Good Friday Meaning – the Friday before Easter Sunday, on which the Crucifixion of Christ is commemorated in the Christian Church. It is traditionally a day of fasting and penance.
It is the day when Christians commemorate Jesus Christ’s crucifixion. So why is itcalled Good Friday? According to the Bible, the son of God was flogged, ordered to carry the cross on which he would be crucified and then put to death. It’s difficult to see what is “good” about it.
Good Friday is a Christian holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary. It is observed during Holy Week as part of the Paschal Triduum on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday, and may coincide with the Jewish observance of Passover.
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Good Friday Meaning in another language
A common folk etymology incorrectly claims “Good Friday” is a corruption of “God Friday”. The term in fact comes from the sense “pious, holy” of the word good. The Oxford English Dictionary also gives other examples with the sense “of a day or season observed as holy by the church” as an archaic sense of good (good, adj. 8c) as in good tide meaning “Christmas” or “Shrove Tuesday”, and Good Wednesday meaning the Wednesday in Holy Week.
In German-speaking countries, Good Friday is generally referred to as Karfreitag (Kar from Old High German kara‚ “bewail”, “grieve”‚ “mourn”, Freitag for “Friday”): Mourning Friday. The Kar prefix is a cognate of the English word “care” in the sense of cares and woes; it meant mourning. The day is also known as Stiller Freitag (“Silent Friday”) and Hoher Freitag (“High Friday, Holy Friday”). In the Nordic countries it is called “The Long Friday”. In Greek, Polish and Hungarian, Good Friday is generally referred to as Great Friday (Μεγάλη Περασκευή, Wielki Piątek, Nagypéntek).