You may wonder why the Christian holiday is called "Good Friday" rather than "Bad Friday," considering the event commemorates Jesus' suffering and death at the cross. But to many Christians, the holiday signifies a turning point for creation, in which Jesus sacrificed his own life to absolve humanity of their sins. According to Mark , sin had separated people from God, but at the moment of Christ's death, the veil that separated humanity from the presence of God lifted. Two days later on Easter Sunday , Jesus proved his victory over sin and death by rising from the dead. Today, Christian churches hold mass services or liturgies around noon or 3 PM on Good Friday, which is the time many believe Jesus was hung on the cross. Christians also continue to observe their Lenten fast practices on Good Friday generally, fasting ends on the Saturday before Easter Sunday.
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Good Friday is observed on the Friday before Easter Sunday. On this day Christians commemorate the passion, or suffering, and death on the cross of Jesus Christ. Many Christians spend Good Friday in fasting, prayer, repentance , and meditation on the agony and suffering of Christ. The biblical account of Jesus' death on the cross, or crucifixion, his burial, and his resurrection, or raising from the dead, can be found in the following passages of Scripture: Matthew ; Mark ; Luke ; and John
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Easter , [nb 1] also called Pascha Aramaic , Greek , Latin [nb 2] or Resurrection Sunday , [nb 3] is a Christian festival and cultural holiday commemorating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day after his burial following his crucifixion by the Romans at Calvary c. Most Christians refer to the week before Easter as " Holy Week ", which contains the days of the Easter Triduum , including Maundy Thursday , commemorating the Maundy and Last Supper ,   as well as Good Friday , commemorating the crucifixion and death of Jesus. In Eastern Christianity , the Paschal season begins on Pascha and ends with the coming of the 40th day, the Feast of the Ascension.