World observes Good Friday

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19 Apr 2019 06:36 PM

Good Friday was observed in Goa as well as all over the world. Jesus Christ was crucified at Calvary on this day some 2000 years ago and saved mankind from eternal damnation according to Christian doctrine. It is observed during Holy Week as part of the Paschal Triduum on the Friday before Easter Sunday.

Special services were held in all churches and chapels on Friday, where the Catholics mourned for the death of Lord Jesus Christ. It has been written that Jesus Christ the son of the Lord had come to save the world from sin, and died to save mankind.

According to biblical accounts Jesus carried his cross to the site of execution called the "place of the Skull", or "Golgotha" in Hebrew and in Latin "Calvary". There he was crucified along with two criminals. The ritual depicts Jesus agonizing on the cross for six hours. Jesus spoke from the cross, quoting messianic Psalm 22: All Catholics were seen in church attending the Holy Eucharist mourning celebration.

Desk: Clinton Dsouza | Editing: Bhakti Pai Balgi

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