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Good Friday 2024: Traditions and rituals Christians follow on this day

Updated On Mar 29, 2024 12:20 PM IST
  • Christians observe Good Friday through various traditions and rituals that focus on the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ.
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Good Friday, observed by Christians worldwide, commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and is a solemn day of reflection and prayer. On this significant day, various traditions and rituals are followed by Christians to honour the sacrifice of Jesus and reflect on the significance of his death. This year, it is being observed today, March 29. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Mar 29, 2024 12:20 PM IST

Good Friday, observed by Christians worldwide, commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and is a solemn day of reflection and prayer. On this significant day, various traditions and rituals are followed by Christians to honour the sacrifice of Jesus and reflect on the significance of his death. This year, it is being observed today, March 29. (Unsplash)

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Church Services: Christians attend special church services on Good Friday, where prayers, hymns, and readings focus on the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ. Many churches hold solemn liturgies and processions to mark the day. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Mar 29, 2024 12:20 PM IST

Church Services: Christians attend special church services on Good Friday, where prayers, hymns, and readings focus on the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ. Many churches hold solemn liturgies and processions to mark the day. (Unsplash)

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Fasting and Abstinence: Some Christians observe fasting and abstinence on Good Friday as a way of showing penance and solidarity with Jesus' suffering. This practice may involve refraining from meat and indulgent foods. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Fasting and Abstinence: Some Christians observe fasting and abstinence on Good Friday as a way of showing penance and solidarity with Jesus' suffering. This practice may involve refraining from meat and indulgent foods. (Unsplash)

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Stations of the Cross: The Stations of the Cross, also known as the Way of the Cross, are a series of images or plaques depicting Jesus' journey to his crucifixion. Christians often participate in the Stations of the Cross devotion on Good Friday, reflecting on each station's significance. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Stations of the Cross: The Stations of the Cross, also known as the Way of the Cross, are a series of images or plaques depicting Jesus' journey to his crucifixion. Christians often participate in the Stations of the Cross devotion on Good Friday, reflecting on each station's significance. (Unsplash)

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Veneration of the Cross: In many Christian traditions, the veneration of the cross is a central ritual on Good Friday. This involves the adoration and kissing of a cross or crucifix as a symbol of reverence for Jesus' sacrifice. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Veneration of the Cross: In many Christian traditions, the veneration of the cross is a central ritual on Good Friday. This involves the adoration and kissing of a cross or crucifix as a symbol of reverence for Jesus' sacrifice. (Unsplash)

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Silent Reflection and Meditation: Good Friday is a day of quiet contemplation and meditation for many Christians. It is a time to reflect on the suffering and death of Jesus, his teachings, and the significance of his sacrifice for humanity. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Silent Reflection and Meditation: Good Friday is a day of quiet contemplation and meditation for many Christians. It is a time to reflect on the suffering and death of Jesus, his teachings, and the significance of his sacrifice for humanity. (Unsplash)

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Charitable Acts: Some Christians engage in acts of charity and service on Good Friday as a way of embodying the spirit of selflessness and love exemplified by Jesus. This may involve volunteering, donating to the less fortunate, or participating in community outreach programs. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Charitable Acts: Some Christians engage in acts of charity and service on Good Friday as a way of embodying the spirit of selflessness and love exemplified by Jesus. This may involve volunteering, donating to the less fortunate, or participating in community outreach programs. (Unsplash)

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