Good Friday


Good Friday


: the Friday before Easter that is observed by Christians as the anniversary of the death of Jesus Christ

Full Definition of GOOD FRIDAY

:  the Friday before Easter observed in churches as the anniversary of the crucifixion of Christ and in some states of the United States as a legal holiday


from its special sanctity
First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with GOOD FRIDAY

Good Friday

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Friday before Easter, commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus. As early as the 2nd century it was kept by Christians as a day of penance and fasting. The Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches have special liturgies for the day, which include readings and prayers commemorating Christ's sufferings on the cross. Protestant churches also hold special services on Good Friday.


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