Good Friday is the commemoration of Jesus. His Betrayal, Trial and eventually crucifixion ad described in Christian gospel. Good Friday takes place in Holy Week and follows the ritual symbolizing Last Supper on Maundy Thursday and proceeds with celebration of resurrection of Jesus on Easter Sunday.
Good Friday church usually read the Passion story from Gospel and veneration of cross in form of inviting individuals to approach the altar and the wood of crucifix for paying respect.
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Mass Is Not Celebrated, Crucifixion of Jesus is called good Friday but still it’s not celebrated, it is the day of mourning in churches all around, processions are held in cities, every one of them unique with their own
traditions, in some countries it is spend as a morning day of Jesus with a symbolic funeral, the priests read from the scriptures.
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Many Christians replicate the journey of Jesus through the street of Jerusalem while carrying his cross of crucifixion. One famous procession is way of cross held in Rome that leads to colosseum and it is presided by Pope. It is attended by thousands of people each year. The way of cross symbolizes of 14 stages
- Jesus is condemned to death
- Jesus Carries his Cross
- Jess falls the first time
- Jesus meets his mother
- Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus carry the cross
- Veronica wipes the face of Jesus
- Jesus falls the second time
- Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem
- Jesus falls the third
- Jesus is stripped of his garments
- Crucifixion: Jesus is nailed to the cross
- cross Jesus dies on the cross
- Jesus is taken down from the cross
- Jesus is laid in the tomb.
A 15th stage is added representing the Resurrection of Christ often.
The Catholic Church observes the discipline of fasting and abstinence on many occasions, Good Friday is one of those days. For Catholics Fasting means reducing the food intake and abstain in form of forbidding meat. It is Catholic churches teaching that all people have to perform penance of some type for their sins. The main purpose of fasting is to have self-discipline, perform penance and spiritual focus. Abstinence for Catholics is basically avoiding something good for greater good. There is nothing wrong with the meat and it is not wrong to eat meat but it is still abstained during Holy Week Fasting. The meat can easily be consumed any other day without restriction. The abstinence is a type of penance to honor the Christ’s sacrifice for mankind’s sins. This abstinence occurs on Good Friday, Ash Wednesday and Lent Friday. This abstinence is a form of minor sacrifice by a collective group of people (Catholics) for the ultimate sacrifice of Christ made by His crucifixion It is also a way to remember the sacrifice and be better human being.
According to Contemporary Vatican legislation followed by Catholics of Latin Rite, abstinence and fasting is required from Catholics on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. For them all Fridays are days of penance. People who are between the age of fourteen and sixty have to fast and abstain on Fridays. Some countries abstain from all meat while some exclude fish. Some fast completely while other intake tow small portion of snacks.