Good Friday, the Friday before Easter Sunday, commemorates the Passion and Death of our Lord Jesus Christ on the Cross. Good Friday is the second day of the Easter Triduum, the period from the Mass of the Lord's Supper on Holy Thursday through Easter Sunday. What Is Good Friday? (And Why Do Christians Celebrate It?)

What Is Good Friday and Why Do Christians Celebrate It?

Good Friday, the Friday before Easter Sunday, commemorates the Passion and Death of our Lord Jesus Christ on the Cross. Good Friday is the second day of the Easter Triduum, the period from the Mass of the Lord's Supper on Holy Thursday through Easter Sunday. What Is Good Friday? (And Why Do Christians Celebrate It?)

Good Friday,Good Friday Mass,Good Friday in India.

Good Friday,Good Friday Mass,Good Friday in India.

Holy Week artwork/posters - for your church/worshipping community (Palm Sunday, Good Friday, Easter Sunday)

Holy Week artwork/posters - for your church/worshipping community (Palm Sunday, Good Friday, Easter Sunday)

During the Easter season, the first family leave their Palm Beach home for Mass on Good Friday ~ 23 April 1962

During the Easter season, the first family leave their Palm Beach home for Mass on Good Friday ~ 23 April 1962

The Cross in the Woods in Indian River, Michigan, is the world's largest crucifix.

What Is Good Friday and Why Do Christians Celebrate It?

The Cross in the Woods in Indian River, Michigan, is the world's largest crucifix.

Jacqueline leaving Good Friday Mass at Palm Beach's St. Edward's, March 31, 1961

Jacqueline leaving Good Friday Mass at Palm Beach's St. Edward's, March 31, 1961

Syrian Christian girls attend a Good Friday mass at the Syriac church of the Holy Virgin in the northeastern city of Qamishli, on April 14, 2017.

Christians in the Middle East are close to the edge – but this Easter, I know that there is hope for us all

Syrian Christian girls attend a Good Friday mass at the Syriac church of the Holy Virgin in the northeastern city of Qamishli, on April 14, 2017.

A Syrian Christian woman lights candles during a Good Friday mass at the Syriac church of the Holy Virgin in the northeastern city of Qamishli, on April 14, 2017, during Easter celebrations

Christians in the Middle East are close to the edge – but this Easter, I know that there is hope for us all

A Syrian Christian woman lights candles during a Good Friday mass at the Syriac church of the Holy Virgin in the northeastern city of Qamishli, on April 14, 2017, during Easter celebrations

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