Today is an important day for Christians

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By The Staff

Good Friday immediately precedes Easter Sunday each year. It is celebrated traditionally as the day on which Jesus Christ was crucified.

Many Christian churches celebrate Good Friday with a subdued service, usually in the evening, in which Christ’s death is remembered with solemn hymns, prayers of thanksgiving, a message centered on Christ suffering for mankind and observance of the Lord’s Supper.

On this day, Christians commemorate the passion, or suffering and death on the cross of Jesus Christ.

Many Christians spend this day in fasting, prayer, repentance and meditation on the agony and suffering of Christ on the cross.

Whether or not Christians choose to “celebrate” Good Friday, the events of that day are remembered because the death of Christ on the cross and his resurrection is the paramount event of the Christian faith.