Friday, April 03, 2015

Good Friday 2015

There have been a lot of religious holidays around that I haven't been paying any attention to. Last Sunday was Palm Sunday, yesterday was the first day of Passover and today is Good Friday. I wasn't able to observe Palm Sunday as I was WORKING. My coworkers are working through Passover as it's TAX SEASON. I'm here today for Good Friday and will also for Easter Sunday. Despite all the work and stress it truly is a Good Friday. The final Friday of tax season. Five grueling days to go. It's still easier than what Jesus went through on this day.
Good Friday, anniversary of Jesus' death on the cross. According to the Gospels, Jesus was put to death on the Friday before Easter Day. Since the early church Good Friday has been observed by fasting and penance. In the Orthodox, Roman Catholic, and Anglican traditions, the celebration of the Eucharist is suspended; liturgical service involves veneration of the cross, the Passion narrative from the Gospel of St. John, and communion using bread and wine consecrated the previous day, Maundy Thursday. Other forms of observance include prayer and meditation at the Stations of the Cross, a succession of 14 images, usually on wooden crosses, depicting Christ's crucifixion and the events leading up to it.