What does Good Friday mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Good Friday(noun)

    Friday before Easter

Wiktionary

  1. Good Friday(ProperNoun)

    The Friday before Easter Sunday, believed by Christians to be the day on which Christ was crucified.

  2. Origin: From good meaning holy

Freebase

  1. Good Friday

    Good Friday is a religious holiday observed primarily by Christians commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. The holiday 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. It is also known as Holy Friday, Great Friday, Black Friday, or Easter Friday, though the latter properly refers to the Friday in Easter week. Based on the details of the Canonical gospels, the Crucifixion of Jesus was most likely to have been on a Friday. The estimated year of the Crucifixion is AD 33, by two different groups, and originally as AD 34 by Isaac Newton via the differences between the Biblical and Julian calendars and the crescent of the moon. A third method, using a completely different astronomical approach based on a lunar Crucifixion darkness and eclipse model, points to Friday, 3 April AD 33.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Good Friday

    the Friday before Easter, held sacred from early times by the Church in commemoration of the crucifixion of Christ, observed originally with fasting and prayer.

Editors Contribution

  1. Good Friday

    The Friday before Easter that is globally observed by Christians as the anniversary of the death of Jesus Christ. It is commemorated globally as the day Jesus Christ died for the sins of the whole world. -Emeasoba George

    Emeasoba George

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Good Friday in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Good Friday in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Kevin Daley:

    They can take them if there are required services that take place during the school day, and Good Friday is regarded by Christians as certainly the most solemn of days of the church calendar.

  2. Kerry Askin:

    On Good Friday they told us things were looking bleak and that we weren’t going to get him back, all the settings on all the machines were at their highest and he was still struggling. We had him christened, all his family came from all over to say goodbye, including his big brother.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    To me, Good Friday represents one of the most important events in the evolution of religious beliefs and humanity, not only for Christianity but for mankind in general, for it represents the greatest sacrifice by Jesus Christ as much as the exceptional suffering and passion in Jesus Christ’s‘ life. This sentence by Jesus Christ, “Father, forgive them they know not what they do.“, signifies the ultimate and the highest level of forgiving despite the venomous actions and horrible sins of enemies. Good Friday is the special day for meditation on the sufferings and sacrifices made by Jesus Christ for mankind, and most importantly, for gathering the strength to forgive one’s worst enemies regardless of their unacceptable actions.

  4. Victor Kugler:

    ‘On September 7 1944 we were moved to the prison on the Weteringschans, and I was put in the same cell as those sentenced to death. This was followed, four days later on September 11, by a transport to the concentration camp in Amersfoort, where I was selected for transport to Germany. Luckily, this transport did not take place. Shortly before New Year the prisoners, myself included, were moved to Wageningen where we were similarly put to work digging under the watchful eye of the Germans. As we approached Zevenaar the vehicles accompanying us were attacked from the air, fired on by British Spitfires. Unfortunately, a few people were killed. I made use of the confusion and escaped into a field. I hid for a few days by a farmer. Once, in Barneveld, I almost fell into German hands again during a raid by the Nazi secret police. Still, I finally arrived home in Hilversum on Good Friday and I decided it was necessary, until the eventual liberation, to build a hiding place. So I had been awa

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