Friday, April 09, 2004

Why is Good Friday called Good Friday?


"Good Friday, the second day of the Triduum, is the solemn remembrance of Jesus' death on the cross. The name "Good Friday" is a corruption of "God's Friday," although the term is a very fitting one since the Lord's death was for our eternal good. "

"In spite of the solemnity of Good Friday worship, it is not by any means a funeral service for Jesus. It is rather a time of quiet and serious contemplation on His great saving work."

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Good Friday is called Feria VI in Parasceve in the Roman Missal
he hagia kai megale paraskeue (the Holy and Great Friday) in the Greek Liturgy
Holy Friday in Romance Languages
Charfreitag (Sorrowful Friday) in German

I actually like the German...seems fitting.

With Humility,

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