No matter what faith we belong to or what religion we follow, certain rituals and / or traditions or commemoration of particular days depicting certain historical events is what keeps the spiritual zeal alive in us! Similarly in Christianity, among many other observances comes the ceremonial adherence of the Good Friday 2017.
Good Friday, also referred to as Holy Friday is the day when the Christians all over the world commemorate the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ. The Good Friday is the Friday that is immediately preceding the Sunday that holds the Easter. The Good Friday 2017 is going to fall on the 14th of April this year.
General Proceedings of Good Friday 2017:
The Good Friday is one of those days in the religious traditions that are observed in solemn, subdued manner. In many countries it is a day of mourning. For instance, in Greece the national flag is descended to half of its length to show respect and mourning with respect to the day.
Since it is a sad day, there are non masses conducted in the Churches. Most of the people keep a fast on the day. The fast consists of 1 major meal followed by 2 slightly lighter meals but whatever the meals be, the meat is not a part of any meal that is to be consumed on the day.
A lot of Churches of the Christian faith observe the Good Friday with a submissive and a quite service, generally starting later in the evening. The service holds somber hymns to remember the Christ’s death along with entreaty of praying for giving thanks usually followed by a message focusing on the significance of Jesus Christ’s torment and misery for the sake of our wellbeing and our sins.
While most of sects of Christian’s debate over how to commemorate the Good Friday 2017, one thing must never be forgotten and that is the love Jesus had for us and the lengths he went to save us and purify us of all our sins.