Christians celebrate Good Friday in Jerusalem

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Good Friday was observed in Jammu with special prayers in churches and the faithful observing fasts as a way of renunciation of earthly comforts to mark the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

Most Christians refer to the week before Easter as the "Holy Week". The early Christians certainly believed.

It is a time when we peer into the frightening possibility, albeit temporarily, that "No God has saved this Jesus who called himself the Son", when "those sober ones.were right all along".

In his message the chief minister said, "This is an auspicious occasion when we celebrate the crucifixion of Jesus and resurrection on Easter Sunday which are manifestations of the triumph of good over evil".

A woman takes part in prayers on Good Friday at the Don Bosco Church on Empress Road, Lahore.

Although Easter is a movable holiday, dogwoods typically bloom near Holy Week of Easter each spring.

But Easter is the day when God defeated death. Most Christians refer to the week before Easter as "Holy Week", it contains the days of the Easter Triduum, including Maundy Thursday, commemorating the Maundy and Last Supper.

This weekend, in much of the Christian Church, we are telling our favorite story again, just like we have each and every year at this time.

Easter Sunday is the day Jesus was resurrected from the dead. And we wait in hope for what the apostles told us would come - the day when we too "will appear with him in glory". Flowers, bunnies, eggs each are reminders to us of new life. Jesus knows what we are experiencing and walks with us in solidarity and love.

Ratzinger notes that today is "the day of the hiddenness of God", an "empty" day, when "the heavy stone of the new tomb covers the deceased, everything is over, and faith seems definitively unmasked as fanaticism". That's why it was such a big deal back then.

Another thing we are not supposed to do during Good Friday is eat any meat, except fish, because it is not considered meat, since it comes from the sea.

The moment someone chooses to trust in Jesus Christ, his sins are wiped away, and he is adopted into God's family. Easter's a good time to ask that question. Sound off with your thoughts on this and let us know what you think.

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