Christians observing Good Friday today

Last Updated: Friday, March 29, 2013 - 12:28

New Delhi: Good Friday, or the day on which Jesus Christ was crucified, is being observed by Christians across the world.

Churches and cathedrals across the nation have also organized special prayers and masses.

In Goa, prayers and masses are being organized in all the Churches and Chapels to mark the occasion.

Hundreds of devout Catholics gather in Panaji Church of Mary Immaculate Conception to listen to Mass and participate in the way of the cross.

During the afternoon sermon, the priests narrate the sufferings that Jesus Christ took upon himself for the sake of humanity.

Based on the scriptural details of the Sanhedrin Trial of Jesus, the Crucifixion of Jesus was most probably on a Friday.

The exact year of Good Friday has been estimated as AD 33, by two different groups, and originally as AD 34 by Isaac Newton via the differences between the Biblical and Julian calendars and the crescent of the moon.


First Published: Friday, March 29, 2013 - 11:57

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