Christians celebrate Good Friday in Jerusalem

Christians celebrate Good Friday in Jerusalem

Christians celebrate Good Friday in Jerusalem

Good Friday commemorates the crucifixion death of Jesus Christ, and Krahn reminded the congregation that cross-themed jewelry depicts, in essence, an instrument of execution.

On Good Friday spending time in church, recounting what Jesus went through during the hours before his death, is incredibly powerful.

Pastor Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell says it's hard to explain what the cross accomplished. Because we have accepted Jesus Christ as our Savior, we feel a need to do good works to satisfy God's expectation of us during our lifetime.

According to 1 Peter 2.24, "Jesus Himself bore our sins in His body on the tree (i.e. the cross), that we might die to sin and live to righteousness".

"How that happened, we never get to precise because it is sort of a mystical thing".

The procession, which depicts scenes from the Bible, is known for its elaborate props and costumes and is performed in Bensheim every year on Good Friday - when Christians believe Jesus was crucified.

The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has felicitated with Christians on the celebration of Easter, urging them to emulate Jesus Christ by making sacrifices that will advance the course of development.

I rejoice with you on this historic occasion signifying the triumph of good over evil, light over darkness, redemption over condemnation, and hope over despair.

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Yes. It's a Good Friday!

Good Friday is considered as the saddest day of Christianity.

In his Easter message to Nigeria, President Buhari said his administration has worked hard in the last two years to meet the expectations of Nigerian citizens.

The minister further felicitated with them for witnessing another Easter season, saying the period offered Christians opportunity for sober reflection, even while celebrating with friends and families. "Also, on the cross, he omnipotent exclaims: Father forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing!" By suffering with Him, we shall understand His sufferings better and have a better comprehension of His love for us. As St. Maximilian Kolbe once said, "The Cross is the school of love", and St. Francis de Sales proclaimed, "Mount Calvary is the mount of lovers".

"When we suffer here like this, it's like we are helping the Lord", proclaimed local devotee Arnold Castro.

Well, we ask those questions because we have the benefit of knowing Sunday was on it's way!

He told the Daily Graphic that the message of Easter emphasised the need for tolerance and forgiveness in all facets of national life.