Celebrating Good Friday

Father Anthony Saroki of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel joined Good Morning San Diego to talk about celebrating Good Friday.

The Friday before Easter Sunday, on which the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ is commemorated in the Christian Church.

It is traditionally a day of fasting and penance.

Easter is a Christian holiday that celebrates the belief in the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. In the New Testament of the Bible, the event is said to have occurred three days after Jesus was crucified by the Romans and died in roughly 30 A.D.

The holiday concludes the “Passion of Christ,” a series of events and holidays that begins with Lent—a 40-day period of fasting, prayer and sacrifice—and ends with Holy Week, which includes Holy Thursday (the celebration of Jesus’ Last Supper with his 12 Apostles), Good Friday (on which Jesus’ death is observed), and Easter Sunday.

Although a holiday of high religious significance in the Christian faith, many traditions associated with Easter date back to pre-Christian, pagan times.

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