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Why Is Good Friday Called Good Friday?

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from Slate:

"Today is Good Friday, the day on which Christians commemorate the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ. The name may seem counterintuitive to many Christians and nonbelievers, since the day is typically viewed as a solemn one, often observed with fasting and somber processions. Why is Good Friday called Good Friday?

"Probably because good used to mean holy. There are a few theories about why Good Friday is called Good Friday, but only one seems to be supported by linguists and by historical evidence ..."

http://www.slate.com...he_holiday.html

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I don't have any idea how the name really came about, but it's a fitting name as it was truly a good day. The word "good" doesn't always include "happy". Jesus said "it is finished" and the atonement was completed. Even though it was solemn and sad on the surface, it was also a joyful event - the culmination of what people had anticipated for 1,500 years and what all the old testament scriptures pointed to.

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"Good Friday" is also referred to as "Holy Friday".Why is it called Good Friday?.What the Romans did to Jesus was not good.But the results of Christ's death is very good.



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Gal 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.



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The Catholic Church named practically everything you have on your Gregorian calendar. Easter, which the Catholic Church honors can be a different day each year.

From my Research and perspective, Good Friday has nothing to do with The Lord dying on the cross.

Our Lord was crucified on Nissan 14 (Jewish calendar) and rose on the "festival of first fruits" which is Nissan 16.

Friday has nothing to do with this. The Gregorian calendar changes Easter yearly, but not the Jewish calendar.

By the way, in that particular year Jesus was crucified, it was not on a Friday, but rather a Thursday afternoon.

Disclaimer: if you research this, know this -God considers his Feasts to be Sabbaths too. Not just on Saturdays.

FYI, I will give you the timeline on THURSDAY I believe this to be accurate:

1. Thursday morning-Jesus delivered to Pilate (6:00-8:00 am)
2. Scourging 8:00-9:00 am
3. Crucified-9:00 am
4. The mocking- 9:00-12:00 noon
5. Darkness- 12:00-3:00 pm
6. Temple curtain torn-3:00 pm
7. Taking body down -5:00-6:00 pm
8. Closing the tomb-7:00 pm

Note: Jesus had to be put into the tomb BEFORE the sabbath day ( because Jews do not work on sabbath day), which was Passover, the next day, Friday. Of course, the following day from that, Saturday, is also a sabbath day in which Jews celebrate.




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