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 2017 Cathedral of St. Andrew  Grand Rapids, MI

Good Friday 2017 Cathedral of St. Andrew Grand Rapids, MI

Good Friday 2017 Cathedral of St. Andrew  Grand Rapids, MI

Good Friday 2017 Cathedral of St. Andrew Grand Rapids, MI

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

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

Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass

Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass

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.

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.

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