Essay on “Good Friday”
Good Friday is the day when Jesus Christ was crucified on the cross. The death of Christ on the cross was an entirely unpardonable crime against the human being, but he rose again three days conquering death and sin. Good Friday is celebrated in various ways like fasting, self-sacrifice and other forms of renunciation. This is very much similar to the way Jesus fasted for forty days in the desert before he began preaching.
On this very auspicious day, a piece of wood representing the cross is displayed in churches for the believers. Every Christian kisses it in respect for Christ. This is followed by a service from noon to 3 o’clock in which the stories or gospels of Jesus are recited to commemorate the suffering endured by Jesus Christ for three hours. This is followed by a general communion service at midnight. In some churches, mourners wearing black objects move in procession with an image of Christ, and ceremonial burial are organised. A day of prayer and penance, the bells of the churches remain silent on Good Friday.